Last night, Boise State fans on twitter were treated to the familiar “Go Broncos” beacon from Coach Harsin—generally signifying a new commitment. The identity of the new commit was not immediately known, however, so Bronco fans had to go to bed with visions of sugar plums and 4-stars dancing in their heads. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait too terribly long to find out the ID of the newest commitment as 6’3” defensive back Donovan Clark ended the mystery for us a few moments ago. Considering we were all already geeking out about the new black jerseys...it made for a pretty great early afternoon for Bronco fans.
Clark had an unofficial visit to The Blue two weeks ago and clearly the facilities and staff made a big impact on him as he wasted little time pulling the proverbial commitment trigger. Clark hails from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA, so he won’t have to travel terribly far to get here, nor will his family once he’s in the lineup. In a Brandon Huffman article, he stated that the staff checked all the boxes for him in how he’d like to develop his game on and off the field.
"As a player, I fit perfectly with their defense, but the coaching staff is what got me hooked in the most. Being able to sit down with Coach (Bryan) Harsin and Coach (Jalil) Brown was the last thing my family and I needed to ensure Boise State was the place. The way all coaches presented themselves impressed me more than anything. Boise State is a winning program with the characteristics, coaching staff and players that made me feel like I was at my next home."
Clark is now the 4th known commitment of the 2020 class, joining DB Isaiah Bradford, OL Brandon Hernandez, and TE Russell Corrigan. Clark is as-yet unrated on 247sports, but did have offers from Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Utah State, and Wyoming, so a mid- to high 3-star is probably where he currently sits. Rivals has him as a 5.6, which is about the same thing. If you’d like to watch Clark’s highlight film, you can find that below and start to fantasize about what a 6’3” corner might look like if he stays in that spot. His highlight tape is titled “Long and Rangy” and I don’t think he’ll get any pushback on that...kid has some great size and ability.