At the beginning of spring football, Ohio State announced that wide receiver James Clark would be seeking a graduate transfer year for the 2017 season. It turns out Clark has found the school to which he his transferring.
According to a report from The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Clark will transfer to Virginia Tech. Clark, who is from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., will earn a degree in finance from OSU this spring before going to Virginia Tech, where he will be immediately allowed to play as a fifth-year senior.
The report stated that Clark was considering a transfer to South Florida as well.
He is not working out with the Buckeyes this spring.
The 5-10, 186-pounder was a four-star prospect in OSU's 2013 recruiting class. Clark, who was rated the No. 222 overall recruit that year, played three games in 2014 and 12 games in 2015 without recording a catch in either season. Last year, he hauled in six receptions for 47 yards while playing in all 13 contests.
Interestingly, the former Buckeye wideout has playing experience at Lane Stadium, home of Virginia Tech. He saw action on special teams for the Buckeyes when they played there and beat the Hokies, 42-24, on Sept. 7, 2015.
Clark is the second receiver to depart from the Buckeye program this spring. OSU also announced at the start of spring ball that Alex Stump would be transferring. He later announced he will be heading to Vanderbilt.
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