Thanks to the arm of Danny Clark, the 2017 class landed it's first Land-Grant Holy Land MVP of the week. After leading Akron Archbishop Hoban to a 35-7 win over Pauda Franciscan with 269 yards passing and three touchdowns, Clark walked away with the Week 8 award after holding off Austin Mack (26%), and Brendon White (27%) with 30% of your votes.
While some of Clark's future teammates watched their nights end early with injuries, many other Buckeye commits shined under the lights. Which Ohio State pledge did enough to grab your vote this week? The poll is open. Let your voice be heard.
The following prospects are your week 9 nominees:
In a matchup that didn't just set the Fort Wayne Bishop Luers record for playoff points for a game, but also the Indiana Athletic Association tournament record for combined points, Mack played a huge role in the Knights 82-52 victory over Kokomo Northwestern on Friday evening.
Getting things started in a hurry, the four-star wide receiver returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a Bishop Luers touchdown. Never looking back, Mack scored three more times to lead his squad one step closer to a state championship.
Seeing time in a matter of different ways, Mack scored twice on the ground and once through the air. In the first half he ran to pay dirt from 3 and 51 yards out. Finishing with four receptions for 100 yards for the game, his last touchdown came in the second half when the U.S. Army All-American hauled in a pass and raced 67 yards for a score.
Playing in his first game since announcing his verbal commitment to Ohio State, the class of 2016 running back sure didn't disappoint. One of the overall team leaders for North Stanly (NC) High, Williams was a major factor on the ground in the Comets 33-8 Friday victory over conference rival Albemarle.
According to our Bret Favachio, the former Wisconsin pledge turned Buckeye carried the ball 25 times for 201 yards and two touchdowns in North Stanly's win.
Taking on an over-matched Notre Dame Cathedral Latin on Friday, Sibley, like he's done pretty much all season long, showed why he's one of the top prospects in the 2017 class. Alongside fellow OSU pledge Danny Clark, the future Buckeye running back helped Akron Archbishop Hoban make easy work of the Lions.
In a 49-10 blow out win, Sibley toted the rock 18 times on the night. Seeing limited time due to the score, the four-star prospect still rushed for an outrageous 207 yards. His lone score came in the third quarter when he rumbled to the endzone from eight yards out to help put the game out of hand.
If you have followed Borland's senior season at all you should already know the four-star linebacker is a tackling machine. Just like nearly every week this year, the OSU class of 2016 commit came up huge on the defensive side of the ball for Bolingbrook (IL).
In a hard fought 22-21 upset win over Flossmoor on Friday, Borland snatched up 16 total tackles, per Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts ($). With the victory, Tuf and the Raiders are now eligible for the state playoffs after nearly being on the outside looking in for the first time since 1991.
Westerville South might have ended up on the short end of the stick against Dublin Jerome, but Williamson had a night to remember. In a game that was out hand from the get go the class of 2017 standout gave it his all.
As first pointed out by Bill Kurelic ($), Williamson stacked the stat sheet on Friday night. At cornerback he accounted for five total tackles. Lining up on offense as a receiver he caught three passes for 49 yards, while also being a threat on special teams.
Even though the Wildcats didn't have many bright spots in the loss, Williamson was one. The junior finished with 122 return yards, which included a kickoff return for a touchdown.