MotSaG Chat with Danny Clark

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Let me start off this post by saying I am about to interview a HS FB recruit who hasn’t even actually started HIGH SCHOOL. This young man isn’t your average incoming HS freshman he is 6’3″ and 205 lbs and has a rocket of an arm and the quick feet you want as well. He is blowing up on the National scene and already has drawn serious looks from many of the best programs in the country and he has never played a down of a HS FB game yet. He could be the first Freshman QB ever to start a game at storied Massillon High school.

From a story on Youth1.com last month we get some interesting notes on his stats…

Danny has had a list of accomplishments before even starting high school. The 6’4” 205 pounder was an FBU Top Gun invitee, two-time Junior Rank All-American, and MVP of his team over the past two seasons. In his 8th grade season, Danny racked up over 2,000 yards passing, threw 33 touchdowns, had a completions percentage over 70%, and only threw 2 interceptions. He also rushed for 13 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards. What may be even more impressive is the fact that he accomplished these statistics without playing in the 4th quarter of any regular season game. This kid is the definition of a human highlight reel.

Yes these are 8th grade stats and yes he has a ton of potential and all we can do is hope it doesnt become to much for the young man. He has a real shot to become something special along the lines of LeBron James of football. You can tell though by reading the interview below that he gets it. He is humble and hardworking and is very grounded but most of all he knows what it means to be a Buckeye so read and enjoy…

SYR- If you could please tell us about your home life… Parents, brothers and/or sisters, where you were born, Have you always lived in in the same place?

Danny- I live with my mom and dad in Massillon. I have 2 younger brothers Caden is 12, and Victor is 7. I was born in Columbus, and lived there until we moved to Massillon 3 years ago.

SYR- Can you give us your current stats such as height, weight, 40 yard time?

Danny- I am 6’3 and 205 lbs and ran a 4.8 forty time.

SYR- Tell us a little bit about your HS FB team such as record and offensive style.

Danny- We are expected to have a great team this year. We run a spread offense and pass a lot out of the shotgun.

SYR- What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Danny- Win the starting varsity QB job, go undefeated and win a state championship.

SYR- Do you think you will start your freshman season?

Danny- I’m not even thinking about that right now. Right now I’m working hard to get better every day. I know if I keep getting better, and take care of business, things will take care of themselves.

SYR- What college football team did you grow up being a fan of and why?

Danny- I grew up watching the Buckeyes with my dad. I remember how the game with TTUN was such a big deal every year. During that game,or during a Buckeyes bowl game, we would always have a big party to cheer for the Buckeyes. My dad told me from as far back as i can remember that i was born to lead the Buckeyes, and i feels really great to be considered an OSU recruit. I guess I was just born into it.

SYR- Has the recruiting process started and if yes how is it going?

Danny- It has started and I think it’s going great considering my age. It is a little different for me the past 2 years because of my age, but I’m right where I want to be.

SYR- Who would you say is your personal hero and why?

Danny- My Dad. He’s guided me through life and taught me everything I know. He gives me the confidence to make me feel like i can do anything.

SYR- If you were going to die tomorrow what would your final meal be?

Danny- Genjis. It’s a Columbus Japanese Steakhouse.

SYR- Who do you think you compare to most in the NFL or College right now?

Danny- I would have to say Colin Kaepernick. We are built the same, and everyone has been comparing me to him since he was at Nevada.

SYR- Who is your favorite College player of all time? And favorite NFL player of all time if different from College?

Danny- college- Tie between Troy Smith and Terrell Pryor. Pro- Tom Brady

SYR- I know the recruiting process is early for you and I am sure it is tough for you to come up with a top 5 schools list but could you maybe list the top 5 schools you would like to get an offer from and why?

Danny- OSU, Michigan State, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas in that order. These are the schools that I have the best relationships with the coaches.

SYR- Will you play any other positions other than QB in high school?

Danny- Probably not

SYR- How crazy has it been getting so much attention as an incoming HS Freshman?

Danny- It’s been a little different lately, but when your a Massillon football player you get used to attention and pressure real quick.

SYR- What would you like Buckeye Nation to know about you that they most likely don’t already know?

Danny- Paul Brown is my sports hero. I am thankful to Maurice Clarrett for ripping the ball out of the hands of Sean Taylor vs Miami in national championship game.

We can’t thank Danny enough for taking the time to do this interview. I hope he enjoyed it as much as I did doing it and you did reading it.

You can follow Danny on Twitter by clicking here.

Here are his highlights…

Comments

  1. Sometimes, luck, genetics and hard work are all concentrated on one person. Man, if Danny can stay healthy, driven and continue to grow he could be quite the athlete. And of course his fandom doesn’t hurt. We’ll keep an eye on him and see what happens in a few years.

    • His potential is off the chart but so much time between now and 2017 and anything can happen. I just hope he is able to live up to it all and it doesnt eat him alive. Sounds like he has great parents and a good support system though.

  2. I am going to have to try to go watch some of his high school games not that far from me. Great interview.

  3. Also a little side note. George Whitfield Jr., the QB guru who worked with Braxton this past offseason,is an extremely proud Massillon High School alumni. If Clark ends up being what we expect him to be I’m sure Whitfield will hold workouts with him which can only help a kid like that. Love his answer to his child hood hero. Kid sounds really grounded so far and sounds very mature. He sounds like he gets the pressure of being the QB for Massillon and embraces it.

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