Nov 9, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Footballs sit next to the goalpost during the game between the Brigham Young Cougars and Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football Recruiting: Buckeyes Lose 4-Star OL Austin Clark to South Carolina

Ohio State football recruiting has picked up as of late, however they were a bit on the unlucky side on Thursday that four-star offensive tackle Austin Clark decided to commit to the South Carolina Gamecocks rather than the Buckeyes.

When asked why he decided to head to the SEC rather than the Big Ten, Clark cited just being comfortable with the Gamecocks.

“Just being down at South Carolina, it just gave me a great feel,” Clark said on WSLS-NBC TV in Roanoke while announcing his decision. “Just the comfortablility down there … And I’ll have a chance to go down there and contribute right away.” 

Clark chose South Carolina not just over the offer from Ohio State, but offers from Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Clemson as well.

While the Buckeyes did end up losing out on Clark, they still were able to pick up an offensive tackle prospect to add to the class this past week in Grant Schmidt.

Thus far in 2015, the Ohio State recruiting class sits at six members and a lot of room for improvement. Luckily enough, for as much room for improvement as there is, there’s also as much time between now and February to make that happen.

Best of luck to Clark during his time at South Carolina.


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