2017 quarterback commit Danny Clark is enrolling early at Kentucky, according to Rivals’ Justin Rowland.
Can confirm QB Danny Clark will enroll early at UK (h/t @RDonnellyBG)— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 7, 2016
Clark, a four-star recruit according to ESPN, will be in the program in January thanks to his early enrollment. This means Clark will be able to go through spring football and offseason workouts, which will give him a great head start on his freshman year. Essentially, he’ll have a jump on all other freshmen.
This is big for Kentucky, as they’ve been less than stable at the quarterback position in the past couple years. Between Drew Barker’s injury and Stephen Johnson’s inconsistencies, Kentucky could use some additional talent at quarterback.
Clark is a highly-touted prospect, and getting him into the program early will give him a chance to get adjusted to college football and work for a spot on the depth chart.
The 6-4, 223 pound quarterback had committed to Ohio State all the way back in 2013, but decommitted and committed to Kentucky in October. This was a blessing for Kentucky after four-star quarterback Mac Jones had decommitted in June.
Now that Clark is coming in early, this is even better. The four-star commit will get a big head start on next year and put himself in position to be a successful quarterback among other troubled players at his position.