Ohio State’s 2017 class just got a little bit smaller, after the recruit who has been the member the longest will be playing his college football somewhere else.
Three-star QB Danny Clark, of Massillon, Ohio, just decommitted from Ohio State, per his Twitter account.
Out of respect for coaches on OSU staff, I will not be answering any questions on this topic. Ever... pic.twitter.com/KCUR4ZzcaA— 10 Weeks (@DClarkQB) September 27, 2016
Clark originally committed to Ohio State as a freshman, and made it clear throughout this process that Ohio State was his dream school, so on some level, this is a somewhat surprising development.
But Ohio State has already added another quarterback in this recruiting class, in four-star dual-threat QB Tate Martell. Over the last year, it became increasingly clear that Clark’s skillset is less fitted to Ohio State’s offense.
Ohio State’s QB room is also looking pretty full in the future, as Joe Burrow, Dwane Haskins, Tate Martell and Emory Jones will all be competing to take over after J.T. Barrett, and all four are blue-chip QB recruits. Given how tight the numbers will be in the 2017 class, another QB commitment was not much of a need for Ohio State.
Clark’s decommitment leaves Ohio State with 17 current commitments in the class of 2017, which is still ranked #1 in the country.
Best of luck to Clark in the rest of his recruiting process and his career.