Douglass junior Deondre Clark received a football scholarship offer from Alabama, according to Douglass coach Willis Alexander.
Clark, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end who set a school record with 22 sacks last season to earn a spot on The Oklahoman's All-State team, has offers from all across the country, and he has been gaining a lot of interest in the Southeastern Conference. LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, Missouri, Ole Miss and several others have offered Clark, and a few of them — along with Alabama — will likely be among his final choices. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, USC and more than a dozen other schools have offered Clark, who was No. 1 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruiting rankings for the 2014 class.
Clark will also attend the Under Armour All-America combine in Dallas on March 17, and will be strongly considered for a spot in the All-America game next January.
Clark said last week that he is no longer considering Oklahoma as an option, following the dismissal of defensive line coach Jackie Shipp, with whom he had a strong relationship.
OU softball team still No. 1
Despite suffering its first loss of the season, the Oklahoma softball team is still No. 1 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
The Sooners (18-1) received 10 first-place votes. No. 2 Alabama (22-0) trails the Sooners by two points and also received 10 first-place votes.
SHIELDS WINS GALLAGHER AWARD
Jim Shields has been named the recipient of the 2013 Gallagher Award, presented by Oklahoma State's wrestling program to an alumnus who “exemplifies the spirit and leadership eminent in the tradition of champions.”
Shields was a starter for the Cowboys in 1971 and won the Big Eight title at 177 points. He was an assistant coach at OSU from 1988-91. He will receive the award before the Bedlam dual on March 8.
Shields is now as an assistant wrestling coach at Jenks High School.
OBU WINS INDOOR TITLES
The Oklahoma Baptist track and teams won both the men's and women's NAIA indoor national championships over the weekend.
OBU's Adam Godwin and Akela Jones were named Most Valuable Performers of the championship meets.
Godwin, from Edmond North, won the one-mile (4:10.84) and 3,000-meter (8:22.26) events, and Jones won the high jump (5-8 3/4) and long jump (20-6 1/2), while coming in second in the 60 meters (8.52).
“The work ethic and standards this team has had has been better than any team I've had,” OBU coach Ford Mastin said. “Everybody had a job to do and everyone played their role.”
The OBU women won seven event championships, with two from Jones, two from Jura Levy, who set two event records, two wins by Edmond North product Hannah Helker and one by Stacy Warrior, originally of Wewoka.
In addition to Godwin, OBU got a men's event title in the 600 from Edmond Santa Fe product Travis Hinton.
COWGIRLS FINISH SIXTH
Oklahoma State's women's golf team finished sixth at the Bruin Wave Invitational in Tarzana, Calif., after posting a 315 during the third round of play at El Caballero Country Club.
The Cowgirls, who played the event without the nation's top-ranked player, Kelsey Vines, finished at 67-over 931.
Josephine Janson led the starting five for OSU, finishing with a 79 to tie for 21st place at 230.
The OSU men's track and field team is ranked No. 9 in this week's United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll. Tulsa is No. 20. The OU women are No. 22. ... Oklahoma State's women's tennis team fell one spot to No. 28 in this week's team rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Tulsa is No. 22. ... The OU men's tennis team is No. 6 in the ITA rankings. Tulsa is No. 15.