One Of The State Of Oklahoma’s Top 2014 Prospects Now Expected In Norman This Weekend

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On what is shaping up to be a significant recruiting weekend with respect to Oklahoma’s 2014 class, the Sooners got even more good news afternoon.

That is the Twitter account of the mother of 2014 Oklahoma City (Douglass) defensive end, Deondre Clark. The talented local product has been committed to LSU for some time, but in the eyes of some could potentially be softening on said commitment, or at the very least much more open to other suitors (i.e. OU) than he’s been in the past.

Adding to the intrigue with regards to the “change of plans” Clark’s mother mentioned in her tweet is the fact that Clark had originally planned to visit Arizona State this weekend. Which obviously is now home to former OU defensive tackles coach Jackie Shipp, whom the Clark family have long had a close relationship with. In fact, it has long been believed that Shipp’s “leaving” of the OU program led directly to his near immediate lack of interest in the Sooners.

However, Bob Stoops and Jerry Montgomery have continued to put in the work with Clark and his family and it would appear their efforts are now being rewarded.

As K told you on Tuesday, Clark is expected to be joined in Norman by a fellow top OK Preps product in Jenks safety Steven Parker, among several other potential recruiting targets (including at least two current commits in Jonathan Alvarez and Curtis Bolton, though more are expected).

Big weekend ahead, y’all.

  • bjwalker82

    Gonna be a huge weekend!

  • madbrad

    It’s gonna be YUGE

  • Swanny

    Love it! Can’t let the top OK kids out. We gotta lock down the border.

    • Jordan Esco


    • red clay

      ^^ this ^^
      Home-grown is the way to go.
      Good company . . . names like Selmon, Vessels, Casillas, Bradford, Owens, oh, and a guy named Royal . . . other state’s schools name their stadiums for home-grown Sooners . . .

  • dahldennsull

    Really pumped that Meier and Mead have decided to join the weekend so we have Tulsans who are already friends with Parker in town, and will have 5 of the top Oklahomans all on campus at the same time (counting Hansen already in school).

    • Jordan Esco

      I’m sure they’ll be putting the full-court press on those visiting who aren’t committed.

      • Sooner Ray

        They use a completely different kind of “press” over in Stoolwater don’t they?

    • Sooner Ray

      Looks like a well organized plan!

  • Jordan Esco

    Not sure why the tweet didn’t post in the story correctly. Regardless, here it is if needed.

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  • Leroy Jenkins

    I’m imagining all of them eating dinner at a table, with the Sugar Bowl trophy placed in the middle as decoration.

    • Jordan Esco

      Not very subtle, but I like it

      • Indy_sooner

        oops wrong tree. deleted

      • andymancan20

        if i remember correctly stoops had all the trophies from his tenure laid out for a recruiting weekend recently (past year or two)…if they don’t pose with that sugar bowl trophy and the mnc trophy i’d be surprised

    • Indy_sooner

      plus the motivational posters that Bama printed out for their players with the OU score hanging on the walls..

  • Dustin Madson

    Clark’s twitter bio used to say “LSU commit”. It doesn’t say that anymore… :O

    • Super K


  • DrZemus

    I’m really ready for NSD. Too much stress. Good stress, but stress..

  • Sooner Ray

    Can’t let the madd hatter have our boy’s. Go get this one gentlemen! Put him a recliner in the Switzer Center and let him soak in in for a while! BOOMER!

  • ohiosoonerdevildog

    Are there any recruits you see this weekend that you have a hunch are just going to commit? Or will the rest of our targets wait until nsd? I know its hard to predict the mind of an 18 y/o, but any chance we get a commit or 2?

    • Super K

      I think folks are speculating Parker might commit but I don’t reckon that will happen though I do believe it is nearly inevitable. Courtney Garnett could potentially commit especially if OU pushes for it but he did say he still wants to see Tennessee so no telling…

      • ohiosoonerdevildog

        Appreciate the info. Just seems spots are filling up really quick and some people might be left out.

  • L’carpetron Dookmarriot

    If he commits, I’ll allow it.

    • Sooner Ray

      Thank you for your kindness sir!

  • connie usa

    I like it now the OU coaches are on top. You either sign NOW, or you risk OU not having an opening for you.

    • Sooner Ray

      It is nice to be in a position to cull rather than searching for bodies to make the numbers, but I’ve got to think there are 3 or 4 recruits that have been told they have a spot right up to the last second.

  • blaster1371

    I have been wondering about something. What if some recruits commit to OU but they are not the top tier dudes ( like Clark and Parker) that OU stands a good chance of getting?Those second choice guys take up the remaining scholarships while the first choice guys, because they waited so long to commit, have to look elsewhere since there are no more scholarships available at OU.

    • Sooner Ray

      I’m sure they have done the math in every way possible and are living in a pressure cooker right now. I think they know who they have to have and who is likely to commit, and if a “second tier” commits they have to tell them they will be in touch if a spot is available.

  • Ed Cotter

    Can Feb. 5 just hurry up and get here, the suspense is killing me!

    • Sooner Ray

      Have you checked the batteries in your calendar?

      • Ed Cotter

        Uh, February 5th is NSD. SMH

        • Sooner Ray

          I know, i was just jokin’ with ya.

          • Ed Cotter

            I thought maybe you read it as January 5th. LOL

          • Sooner Ray

            Looking back, I guess that would have been funnier 20 years ago. It’s hell getting old! HAHA

  • SoonerfanTU

    Definitely one of the more fun finishes to a recruiting season that I can remember in recent history. Seems like OU has been finishing strong in recent years, but I don’t think the talent compares to what we “should” pull in late this year. I like that OU football has a buzz about it again. That’s the way it should be.

  • Sandy Pralle

    Woot! Thanks guys!