The D Zone

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Clark Clancy of Avondale commits to Bowling Green

Today one of the area's top offensive lineman, Clark Clancy of Avondale High School, committed to Bowling Green State University.  Clark Clancy chose the Falcons over Akron and Western Michigan.  It is also Bowling Green State's second big commit this weekend, as Michigan Collegiate receiver, Teo Redding also committed to Bowling Green State.  The talented offensive lineman shared his thoughts on why he chose Bowling Green State.

Click here to view an interview done with Clancy this past Spring.

Position (s): OL

Height and Weight: Height - 6'4" Weight - 265

First Game Started: Game 1 of my Sophomore year at Warren Fitzgerald.

#1 Most Memorable Game: Playing Hazel Park in the playoffs on their home field. We had lost to Hazel Park in week 2 of the regular season and ended up playing them again in the first round of the playoffs. We won the game 59-58 after being down by 18 at one point in the second half. After the game the crowd rushed the field and we shocked a lot of people winning that game.

Pre-game Traditions: We have chapel before each game for whoever on the team wants to come, after that we eat as a team and then I usually just listen to music and get ready for the game.

Post-game Traditions: Most of the guys on the team always meet up at a local restaurant after a win or loss to talk about the game get some food.

Athlete you try building your game around: My favorite tackle in the NFL is Jake Long and he is always getting better so I look up to him for that.

The D - Zone - How does it feel committing to the Bowling Green State University?

Clark Clancy - "It feels great to finally commit and get a lot of pressure off of my shoulders. Now I can just focus on my senior season and our team goals."

The D - Zone - What stands out the most about Bowling Green State University?

Clark Clancy - "When I visited last week everything just felt right. I got to spend a lot of individual time with all the coaches and a lot of current players. The questions that I had were all answered and I really think Bowling Green has a bright future, on the field and in the classroom."

The D - Zone - What have you enjoyed the most while visiting the campus?

Clark Clancy - "The facilities are great at BG and a lot of things are brand new. Including the locker room, dorms, and cafeteria's. Honestly while I was there the players were great though and that is very important. Surrounding yourself with the right type of guys is key to winning games."

The D - Zone - What do the Bowling Green State University coaches, like about the way you play?

Clark Clancy - "The coaches love the way I get down field and block the second level. Also my athleticism is something they like too. Once I am there I will most likely play as a guard."

The D - Zone - When Bowling Green State University coaches found out you committed, how was their excitement level and what did they say to you?

Clark Clancy - "Everyone was excited, I talked with several of the coaches today and everything was positive. They're happy to have me in the family."

The D - Zone - Are you familiar with any players on the Falcons roster?

Clark Clancy - "Yes I am.  I played with DJ Lynch my freshman year when he was a senior at Avondale so that will be nice to know someone on the team. I also know the family of Austin Collier."

The D - Zone - Since Bowling Green State University isn't far from the border of Michigan, did the close distance effect your decision?

Clark Clancy - "The distance of any school was never really a factor going into my decision, but being an hour and a half away from home is just another positive."

The D - Zone - What's in store for your future leading up to Signing Day?

Clark Clancy - "From here on out I'll just be focusing on the upcoming season. I know we are going to do big things in the league this year and I can't wait to get the season started."

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