The 76-0 Ohio State victory over Florida A&M wasn’t carefree after all, as freshman wide receiver James Clark injured his ankle in the blowout win and will likely miss the remainder of the season. Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors broke the news: Clark was likely playing in garbage minutes with the Buckeyes having such a commanding lead. With the injury taking place within the first month of the season, Clark will be eligible to receive a medical redshirt if he is unable to return to the field. Clark was a 4-star recruit out of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He had offers from Clemson, Nebraska, Florida and Miami, among others. He was one of many talented recruits that made up one of the best 2013 recruiting classes in the country. How will this impact Ohio State moving forward? While it’s never good to see a promising player injured, Ohio State shouldn’t miss a beat with this injury. Clark hasn’t produced a single catch this season, and the Buckeyes offense is already firing on all cylinders. Whether it’s quarterback Braxton Miller or Kenny Guiton, the offense is averaging a scary 52 points per game. The running game has drastically improved, as a quality stable of runners are averaging an impressive 6.7 yards per carry. The wide receiving corps has also stepped up in the first month of the season with Devin Smith and Corey Brown combining for 32 receptions and seven touchdowns. Clark is a talented player and a key piece to the Buckeyes future, but he wasn’t going to…
James Clark has made it official: He has signed with The Ohio State Buckeyes.
It’s Official: 4-star WR James Clark has picked Ohio State over Florida and Clemson. No. 25 for Urban.
— Brandon Castel (@BCastOZone) February 6, 2013…
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 …
If speed kills, Ohio State just acquired a major weapon with the commitment of 4-star wide receiver James Clark.
The news comes from The O-Zone.net’s Brandon Castel:
CBS’ Bruce Feldman went on to explain the impact Clark joining Urban Meyer’s …
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four-star wide receiver James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) has visited Florida several times during the last year. This weekend, however, might have been the most important. With signing day just three days away the talented wide out took an unofficial visit to Gainesville. Clark said he learned more about the academic side to Florida during this visit. “My visit to Florida was great,” Clark said. “I really got to see all the academic stuff and they showed me all of the facilities — it was great.
National signing day sits nine days away. Ohio State wants a wide receiver. Badly. It’s the position the Buckeyes are spending the most time trying to figure out, and there’s no telling what might happen come Feb. 6. But here are the players — in what we think is the order — being considered, many of them with offers Ohio State gave out in the last few weeks. 1. James Clark: We said Friday on “On The Trail TV” that Clark was our No.
They’re still kicking. But so is everyone else. That’s what one four-star wide receiver from Urban Meyer’s old stomping ground had to say about the Ohio State Buckeyes and his recruitment. James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) left Sunday afternoon from an official visit to Columbus, Ohio, with a better understanding of Ohio State and with a lot to think about before national signing day. “I didn’t commit, but I loved the balance of great education and a top football program [Ohio State has],” Clark said in a text message immediately following his visit.
Less than two weeks before signing day, the opinions of recruits and players can change rapidly. That played out on Sunday with a receiver from Florida. James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) told RecruitingNation reporter Derek Tyson that his official visit to Clemson was a 10. After that he started talking about the future and an official visit to Florida — his last — next weekend. “I’m kind of ready to take a break,” Clark told Tyson.
Four-star wide receiver James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) officially visited Clemson this weekend. Though the 5-foot-11, 175-pound receiver didn’t name a leader, the trip to Clemson will be his last visit. “The visit was great,” Clark said. “I loved the people, the facilities, the academic staff and the coaching staff. It was all great. I’d probably rate it a 10. “I’m not quite ready to start picking out favorites yet, but Clemson is a place that I could definitely see myself going.
Ohio State fell behind Clemson this week. Will the Buckeyes lose out next week as well? With a precious few weeks left in the recruiting process for 2013, Ohio State reached out to James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) with an offer on Monday. Clark has two official visits left and wanted time to think things over before deciding where he wanted to take them. This weekend, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Clark chose the Tigers over the Buckeyes.