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Notre Dame gets the letter: Quarterback Brendon Clark

BRENDON CLARK
Manchester High School; Midlothian, Va.
Measurements: 6’2”, 210 lbs.
Accolades: Consensus three-star prospect, No. 19 pro-style quarterback in the country, per rivals.com, and No. 11 recruit in Virginia.

Other Notable Offers: When Cade McNamara de-committed from Notre Dame, Clark’s commitment to Wake Forest became tenuous, at best. He soon re-focused his recruitment on the Irish, Clemson and North Carolina, making his choice on July 4.

Projected Position: Quarterback.

Quick Take: Clark may never be Notre Dame’s quarterback of the future, but the same could have been said of its current starting quarterback leading the way into the College Football Playoff. Clark does fit into the mold of both junior Ian Book and freshman Phil Jurkovec in that he is a pass-first quarterback, most comfortable working from the pocket, but by no means is he limited to surviving between the tackles. Clark is mobile, and with time should improve his accuracy on the run.

Short-Term Roster Outlook: At most, Clark will appear in only four games in 2019, preserving a year of eligibility. The presumptive transfer of senior Brandon Wimbush will not change that.

Long-View Depth Chart Impact: The Irish already have a quarterback committed in next year’s class, a more highly-touted one, at that. It is too simplistic to say Clark is a placeholder providing depth while Notre Dame waits for Drew Pyne, but the latter is the heir apparent to the heir apparent (Jurkovec), not Clark.

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