The Ohio State speed movement continues unabated as, according to 247Sports.com, Urban Meyer has just landed big-time wide receiver James Clark, a 5’11″, 170-pound burner from New Smyrna Beach, Fla. It’s especially a coup for Urban Meyer, as he’s not only winning Clark’s commitment and signature away from an in-state school, but it’s also his former school: Florida.
Clark is the fourth wide receiver in Ohio State’s class, assuming late commit (and Oregon flip) Dontre Wilson ends up on the outside. There’s a theme to all four: They’re smaller, none topping 6’0″, and they’re fast. Here’s film of Clark’s senior year, and try not to blink—you’ll miss him covering 20 yards or so.
That’s a great, long stride for a guy who’s only 5’11″, and his balance is impressive; he’s not going to bowl anybody over, but he can take a little contact without getting knocked completely off his stride. That balance also helps him adjust angles without losing speed, and that’s an easy way to get a…
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