- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
While on a visit to Bowling Green this weekend, offensive tackle/guard Clark Clancy (Auburn Hills, Mich./Avondale) was not expecting to commit. And he didn’t, but he ended up verbally committing just two days later.
“I spent a lot of time with the O-line coach [Bill Durkin] and it was good to talk with him because I’ll be around him more than any other coach, and that’s important,” Clancy said. “Also, I really like the strength coach [Brandon Hourigan]. Talking to (current players), they said he’s a great guy and works them hard.”
Clancy also made it to Bowling Green for a junior day, and coupled with a second visit this past weekend, he felt Bowling Green had everything he wanted.
“In the month of June I had a ton of camps, and while at the camps you see the campuses and talk to the coaches,” Clancy said. “When I was at Bowling Green, I met with the players and coaches and it felt like home. Everyone is really nice, a lot of good guys in the program, facilities are nice, campus is great. I think it will be a good home.”
Once he arrives to Bowling Green, Clark will likely play an interior line position based on what the staff is telling him and what it likes based on his film.
“They like my mobility, my athleticism and the way I can get downfield. That’s probably the strongest part of my game – getting down the field,” Clancy said.
Akron and Western Michigan also offered, and Cincinnati, Syracuse and a host of MAC programs were interested in the 6-foot-4, 270-pound rising senior.
Bowling Green has eight commitments in the 2013 class, and Clancy is the second commitment at offensive guard, joining Ryan Hunter.
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