With Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford landing a huge in-state recruit with the signing of Douglass point guard Stephen Clark, Cowboy fans might be wondering if that will benefit Mike Gundy in his pursuit of Clark's younger brother.
Deondre Clark, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound junior defensive end, has been hotly pursued by the Cowboys, the first team to offer him a scholarship in the summer. Clark had 22 sacks in 11 games this season.
While Deondre said he has learned a lot watching his brother go through the recruiting process, he doesn't feel Stephen's signing will impact him as he makes his decision.
“I'm just looking for the best fit for me,” Deondre Clark said. “It was overwhelming watching him go through it, and very exciting to see him pick the school he's gonna be playing at. But I gotta go to a school that's for me.”
THE GOOD AND BAD OF FLIPS
Oklahoma State has been on the good and bad side of recruits flipping their commitments lately.
Just a couple weeks after losing one verbal commitment to another school, Oklahoma State had one flip its way when Tre Flowers decommitted from Arizona State and settled on the Cowboys instead.
Offensive lineman Rami Hammad of Irving, Texas, withdrew his commitment to OSU and picked Baylor earlier this month. He was one of two Irving High offensive linemen committed to OSU. Jaxon Salinas remains with the Cowboys.
Flowers is the third safety in the 2013 recruiting class, along with two more Texas prospects, Deric Robertson of Killeen and Jordan Sterns of Cibolo.