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Ohio State recruiting: Austin Clark recaps OSU visit

2015 offensive tackle Austin Clark recaps his visit to Ohio State.

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Urban Meyer and his staff hosted yet another big weekend for visitors, including multiple recruits who already have offers from the Scarlet and Gray.

One of the offered players on campus today was Lexington (VA) Rockbridge County offensive tackle Austin Clark, who was making his third visit to Ohio State. He was previously in town for a camp last summer and the Ohio State-Penn State night game last fall.

Clark really enjoyed his third trip to Columbus as he was able to get a more in-depth look into the football program.

"We go there (to WHAC) pretty early around nine. I got to sit in on the offensive line meetings and watched coach (Ed) Warinner break down film with the guys," Clark said. "I also got a tour of the facilities, watched the practice, and spent some time with coach Warinner and coach Meyer in coach Meyer's office, which was really cool."

One of the feature parts of the visit was witnessing Ohio State's "Student Appreciation" practice. He liked the atmosphere of the practice and also enjoyed watching the team in action.

"It was really crazy. There was lots of energy and intensity," Clark told Land-Grant Holy Land. "I also liked the fact that so many students showed up."

The practice was also Clark's favorite part of the visit.

"It was definitely watching the scrimmage. The insensity was great," he said. "It made me want to go put shoulder pads on."

He was also able to spend time with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and offensive line coach Ed Warinner while on campus. He thinks very highly of both coaches.

"I talk to coach Warinner on a regular basis on Twitter and try to call him once every other week," Clark stated. "I talked to him a lot (on the visit). We pretty much spent the whole day together seeing the different things and talking about football. I really enjoyed spending time with him."

"It was really awesome," Clark said of his meeting with Urban Meyer. "It was really nice getting the chance to sit down in his office and talk to him. It was a good experience."

Clark isn't ready to name any leaders, but when he does trim his impressive list of scholarship offers, the Buckeyes will make the cut.

"In about two weeks, I'm going to try and narrow my list to six or seven schools," Clark continued. "I can definitely say Ohio State is one school that will make the cut."

While he isn't 100% sue of when he's going to make a final decision, he would like to wrap up his recruitment before the start of his football season.

"I don't have an official date set, but I want to decide before me senior season," he said. "So probably some time this summer."

In addition to the Ohio State visit, Clark had recently made trips to Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

After a very good trip to Ohio State, it's safe to say the Buckeyes will be in this race until the end. Clark said the Buckeyes are the only school who will definitely make the cut. Tennessee, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and others will be major players in the race to land his commitment as well.