Three-star 2017 quarterback Danny Clark officially announced Tuesday that he has decommitted from Ohio State. Clark said in a statement that his status as a pro-style quarterback would not have been an ideal fit with the Buckeyes’ offensive scheme (via Bill Landis of cleveland.com):
I’ve been forced to accept the fact that as a pro-style QB, maybe my style of play would be a good fit elsewhere. At first I couldn’t accept it. I spent a lot of nights crying and praying for an answer that I thought I already knew … It is with a very heavy heart, and a clear conscience that I am officially decommitting from OSU, and will now open up my recruitment for the first time since this all began.
Clark, who plays for Archbishop Hoban in Columbus, has been committed to Ohio State since he was a freshman at Massillon. Ohio State received a commitment from five-star quarterback Tate Martell in June, giving them two quarterbacks in the 2017 class. Clark did not cite Martell’s commitment in his own decision to change his mind, though winning the starting job for the Buckeyes would have been a tall order.
Landis reports that Indiana and Kentucky are expected to be among the schools vying for Clark’s services now that he’s free once again. Head coach Urban Meyer has already landed a handful of five-star recruits for 2017, including offensive linemen Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers, as well as wide receiver Trevon Grimes.
Clark is ranked by 247sports.com as the 17th-best quarterback prospect in Ohio for 2017.