Catching Up with Dominic Clarke

Scout.com recently talked with Tuscarora High School (Frederick, MD) star athlete and Ohio State commitment Dominic Clarke.

Scout.com: You led your team to its first ever playoff appearance, how was that experience?

Clarke: It was great. We wanted to win states but first time playoffs ever for our school that was a good season.

Scout.com: How was the recruiting experience, who offered you first?

Clarke: University of Virginia was first. Coach (Anthony) Poindexter would come to my school a lot. He is a real good guy. Then next was Maryland and Ohio State University third. I went to Ohio State and really liked it. I didn't want to commit on the spot so I came home to think about it. But then I went on an academic tour there. I woke up the second day and knew that this is where I want to be. So I told my parents about it and I committed.

Scout.com: What position will you play there?

Clarke: I will be playing cornerback. That's where I will start.

Scout.com: You excelled as a returner and runner in high school as well. Would you like the opportunity to play offense?

Clarke: Oh yeah. I would like to play offense or special teams. I just want to get on the field to be honest. Where ever that is it doesn't matter I just want to get on the field.

Scout.com: You were selected for the inaugural Crab Bowl (Maryland State All-Star game). How was that experience?

Clarke: Well first, it was a great honor to be with the best players in Maryland, some of the best players in the nation actually. And many underrated players with great talent. It was a good opportunity and great experience. Someone thought I was one of the best in Maryland and gave me an opportunity to play. It was a chance to go up against the best and measure where you are as a player. So it was a real honor to be there.

Scout.com: What do you want Ohio State fans to know about Dominic Clarke?

Clarke: That I am a legitimate student-athlete. I will get good grades and play good football. I do hope to make it to the NFL one day so I will always be working hard.


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