WARREN, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett was on top of the world after the 2002 national championship game. But his story since that day might resonate with young athletes even more.
He was a major player in Ohio State’s victory over Miami, as he rushed for the winning touchdown and made a game-saving play that still makes the highlight reels. As a freshman, he rushed for 1,237 yards on the season and scored 18 touchdowns.
But that was his only season playing for the Buckeyes. He was dismissed from the Buckeyes after several troubling incidents and later served a 3½-year prison term for robbery and concealed weapons charges.
But this isn’t a story about the bad. It’s a story about what the former college standout is doing at his former high school in Warren, Ohio.
More than 10 FBS prospects who play for the Harding Raiders are among the student-athletes getting advice from Clarett.