QB Danny Clark commits to UK

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky plays Mississippi State tonight, but coach Mark Stoops already has been a winner today.

Former Ohio State quarterback commit Danny Clark committed to the Wildcats Saturday during his second unofficial visit in the last three weeks.

The 6-4 quarterback had been committed to Ohio State for over two years and UK was one of the few schools to stay in touch with him during that time. When he decided to de-commit — he does have an Ohio State tattoo — his connection with UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow got him to Kentucky.

He’s the 14th commitment in UK’s 2017 recruiting class and offsets the earlier de-commitment to UK by Florida quarterback Mac Jones who is now committed to Alabama.

 

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  1. Hmmm…. an Ohio state tattoo? Nothing a little athletic tape can’t fix. This is great news.

    GO CATS!!!

  2. Great News at that…..I was thinking he might be waiting the outcome of today’s game so obviously this looks to be a firm commitment. What impact will this have on Barker?

  3. This might be a hint, if you read between the lines, that Barker is done – medically. I can’t believe that Clark would have committed if Barker was coming back and Gunnar a Red Shirt Freshman next year. There’s a good chance that Gunnar will not be able to keep his red shirt as well.

    1. I don’t know if I would read into this commitment like that RJ. If Barker was through, I believe Stoops would say so. Besides, it is always good to sign a good QB prospect if you can. They are hard to get at UK. Good stroke boys. I like the sound of this.

      1. His position, he said, was that he is a pro style QB and that was not a good fit for him at OS. Also, OS already has another 5* QB in Tate Martell committed for 2017.

      2. LP…..if Barker was through, for any reason, why would Stoops have mentioned it by now?
        Do you think there might any BBN interest in inviting Charlie Strong back to Lexington?

        1. Stoops would not have mentioned it because he don’t know what will happen with Barker yet. He is going to let it play out medically. I personally think Barker returns to compete for the job. I don’t think he will win it.

          My choice if Stoops falters is Art Briles. That guy can coach. Read his story. UK would never hire Strong, just like they would not hire BP when they had the chance, for several reasons, but mainly because of the Louisville connection.

    2. I see your point RJ but don’t know if that was a prerequisite for Clark’s decision to commit. Good players aren’t typically intimidated by strong competition within the team framework. They figure the jos is theirs to win . However, all that said… having traveled the back injury pain highway myself, I suspect that Barker may be permanently impacted. Even if he does get cleared to play, there will be a lot for him to overcome.
      And all this aside, Clark’s commitment is a sign that talented players still want to wear the blue and white. That is the most important thing I see with this news.

  4. If we make a bowl, Stoops ain’t going anywhere. I hope Barker is doing well and can be back to suit up. My assumption is he is out for the season and Johnson will be our QB to finish out the season. Barker, Johnson, Gunnar, Clark, Wood. Thats a good staple of QB’s

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