Q&A With James Clark

OSU FootballToday we have a Question and Answer session conducted by freelance sports writer, Evan Massey. Evan sat down with Ohio State WR recruit James Clark (you can read our post about Clark’s commitment here) to chat about our favorite things: Buckeyes and football.

os-james-clark-new-smyrna-beach-photo-20130123Q. What made you choose to sign with Ohio State? Who were the other schools you primarily considered?

A. Ohio State gave me the opportunity to be successful over all. They are the 25th ranked business school, as well as being the only undefeated team in the country. I felt at home on campus and the best opportunity for me to make an impact was in Columbus.

Q. Do you have a player who plays in the NFL or college game that you model your game after?

A. Wow, I could choose a couple players I try to model, but I would say Victor Cruz and Mike Wallace. Love watching those guys play.

Q. What would you say your biggest challenge facing you heading into the 2013 season is?

A. I would say adapting. New environment, new path ahead of me. It’s just a matter of adapting and becoming familiar with the way things are done at Ohio State as quick as I can.

Q. What would you like to tell the fans that you are going to bring to the team this season?

A. A kid that’s going to go in and give his all for the Buckeyes every day.

Q. How excited are you to be a part of the intense rivalries of the Big Ten? Any games that you’re looking forward to the most?

A. I guess I’m supposed to answer that big time last game vs. Michigan haha, but honestly the first game is what I’m most excited about. It will be an awesome experience.

Q. Taking this to a different level for a question, what is your favorite food?

A. Haha wow, I’ll go with pizza.

Q. If you were speaking to a young football player with dreams of making it to the Division I level, what would you tell them to do?

A. Ask themselves how bad they really want to be a Division I athlete. Are they willing to make the sacrifices, commitment, and do the work necessary? I would tell them don’t let anyone tell them they were not capable of and remain dedicated, humble, and hungry no matter how good they get.

Q. Last question, what is your workout routine?

A. My workout is different everyday. Whether it’s speed work, conditioning, or in the weight room, it’s something to get better.

Thanks to James for taking the time to answer some questions!

Interview conducted by Evan Massey (@evan_massey)

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