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Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark will attend OU’s spring game, his mother says

by Jason Kersey Modified: April 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm •  Published: April 4, 2013
Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark will visit Oklahoma for its April 13 spring game, according to his mother. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark will visit Oklahoma for its April 13 spring game, according to his mother. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

NORMAN — Four-star Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark, who said he was no longer considering Oklahoma after former assistant coach Jackie Shipp was fired, appears to have softened his stance on the Sooners.

Clark will attend OU’s spring game April 13, his mother, Dorshell Clark, told The Oklahoman on Thursday.

Clark has lots of impressive scholarship offers from around the country, including offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and USC.

Shipp, who had been on Oklahoma’s coaching staff since Bob Stoops was first hired in 1999, had a good relationship with Deondre Clark. When Shipp was let go, Clark seemed to have completely ruled OU out.

But new OU defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery appears to have worked toward building a relationship with the 6-foot-3, 240-pound Clark.

Deondre Clark is No. 1 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the 2014 class.

His brother, basketball superstar Stephen Clark, signed with Oklahoma State and will play for the Cowboys next season. Deondre Clark holds a football scholarship offer from the Cowboys.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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