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Tommy Rees hits the road to see QB commit Brendon Clark

Midlothian (Va.) Manchester three-star quarterback Brendon Clark committed to Notre Dame back on July 4. Shortly after a visit to South Bend, the 6-2, 217-pounder from the class of 2019 decided that his future was with the Fighting Irish. Over the past few months, Clark hasn’t wavered on that commitment.

On Wednesday, Irish Illustrated and 247Sports have learned that Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees is expected to make his way to Virginia to see Clark, who was once committed to Wake Forest and chose Notre Dame over offers from Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee.

“That was awesome,” said Clark of his time with Rees on campus during his summer official visit. “He’s a great guy. I think he’s a great coach, especially since he’s experienced the same things I would if I went there. He knows so much about the game, he’s very passionate about it, and he’s an extremely competitive person.”

Clark is natural signal-caller. He has a smooth, quick release. He is comfortable throwing from the pocket or on the move and has a very strong arm. Clark sees the field well and goes through his progressions quickly. He shows good poise and has a great feel for the game. If he continues to improve his accuracy and consistency, he will have a chance to be an elite quarterback.

When looking for quarterbacks that have had stellar senior seasons, look no further than the future Fighting Irish signal-caller. Through 13 games, Clark completed 113 of 192 passes (59 percent) for 1,988 yards, 31 touchdowns and only one interception. He also ran the ball 88 times for 641 yards (7.3 yards per carry) and another 11 scores. Most importantly, he has led his team to a 13-0 record heading into Saturday’s state semifinal matchup against Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes high school (13-0).

Per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Clark is listed as the No. 595 overall player in the country, No. 24 pro-style quarterback nationally and No. 16 prospect in Virginia from the 2019 class.

247Sports has him ranked even higher as the No. 451 overall recruit, No. 13 quarterback in the country and No. 12 prospect from his home state.

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