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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

3-Star Virginia QB Brendon Clark

December 19, 2018

Quarterback Brendon Clark‍ 

ISD: 87 - Three-Star 
Composite: 87.1 - Three-Star 

6’2 - 225
Manchester (Midlothian, Va.)

Senior Stats
2,327 passing yards, 35 passing TDs, 1 interception, 774 rushing yards, 17 rushing TDs

Quarterbacks coach Tom Rees

Recruitment Rundown
Notre Dame entered the cycle looking for a quarterback, but there was a period of time when it looked like the Irish could decide to pass. At the time, Clark was committed to Wake Forest, but Tom Rees was busy quietly building a relationship. By the beginning of the summer, Clark realized he needed to take a look at some of his growing options and decommitted from the Demon Deacons. He took trips to North Carolina and Clemson in addition to Notre Dame before announcing for the Irish on the Fourth of July.

Head Coach Tom Hall
“He’s going to be everything he’s billed to be. He’s going to be the leader of your football team, not just on the field, but in the weight room, in the community and in the classroom.He’s a once-in-a-lifer for a high school football coach. He’s been the starter ever since he walked on campus. He’s been part of our program since he was five years old as a ball boy. He’s a warrior. He’s an old-school kid. He’s going to find ways to be successful. The great thing about Brendon is the guys around him are going to rally around him and that’s what you want in your quarterback, right?”

ISD expert Jamie Uyeyama
Notre Dame was not going to take a quarterback just to take a quarterback in this class. Even when they lost a commitment from a player and missed out on some other targets, they still were looking for someone with the potential to lead their football team down the line. They found a good candidate in Clark‍, who just won a state championship with his high school squad. He showed plenty of skill during his senior season, but I think he has a lot of room to grow as well.

Like a lot of young quarterbacks, Clark needs to get better at throwing with anticipation and using his eyes to manipulate defenders as well. That’s not going to happen overnight, but if he can get there, there is no doubt in mind that he has the tools to compete for the starting quarterback job during his time in South Bend.

Favorite quote to ISD
“I just want to win the first state championship for our high school, that’s it.” 

Junior Highlights


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