Louisville Athletics has sorely needed some good news after how the past couple months have gone (years really) and today they got exactly that, as 4-star QB Pierce Clarkson out of Bellflower, California committed to the Cards! Clarkson is the 111th-best player on the 247 composite rankings and is rated as the 10th-best QB in the entire class. Clarkson plays for the prestigious St. John Bosco High School and has been a known name amongst Louisville fans for some time now.
Pierce Clarkson Breakdown:
It seems like ever since Pete Thomas took over the QB coach position last summer he’s had his sights set on Clarkson and from watching the tape, I honestly can’t blame him. Clarkson isn’t the biggest QB by any means standing at only about 6 foot tall and weighing about 195 pounds, but he does make up for his smaller stature with elite athleticism, great footwork in the pocket, and exceptional arm talent.
Another thing that stands out is just how well his ball placement is. Honestly when I watch his tape, it reminds me so much of Russell Wilson. Whether or not he becomes a HOF QB down the line remains to be seen, but Clarkson and Wilson definitely share a lot of the same attributes and skill set.
You can definitely tell Clarkson is the son of a coach with his attention to detail and leadership qualities as well. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see him as the next great Louisville QB. I’m fairly confident this is a day UL fans will remember for a very long time!
This is home. Committed. pic.twitter.com/Je8i3nykC4
— Pierce Clarkson (@_pierceclarkson) January 28, 2022
Exclusive: ESPN Top 100 recruit Pierce Clarkson (@_pierceclarkson) tells ESPN he’s committing to Louisville. Why a top QB recruit committing to a school 2,000 miles away – and his family buying 13 billboards — is a window into the new recruiting world. https://t.co/Ie3m5wd7wn pic.twitter.com/ZqyW6Q4JoN
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 28, 2022
Card Nation… What y’all think? 👀 pic.twitter.com/SwL3D12Yw4
— Pierce Clarkson (@_pierceclarkson) November 5, 2021
— Dalton Pence (@dpence_) January 28, 2022