The only thing that appears to be certain about Stephen Clark's future path is that nothing is certain yet.
Reports surfaced on Friday that the Douglass High School basketball standout was not going to graduate early and would stay in high school for his senior year. But his mother, Dorshell Clark, told The Oklahoman on Saturday night that the decision “hasn't been finalized.”
“He's still going to go out to UCLA on Monday for a visit,” she said. “I talked to the coach at Virginia this weekend. We might be going to Stanford at some point. We haven't said aye or nay on this right now.”
According to the reports, Stephen Clark said he would not reclassify to the 2012 class, and instead would remain at Douglass for his senior year. That still remains a possibility, but he also continued to complete his coursework to graduate early.
The family has been in contact with coaches at Oklahoma State, Missouri, Florida State and Connecticut.
Stephen Clark spent last week competing against some of the top high school players in the country at the NBA Top 100 camp in Charlottesville, Va. He will be attending Deron Williams' prospect camp in Chicago next week, and the LeBron James camp next month.
Both camps will provide Clark with more opportunities to play in front of coaches who might be interested in bringing him in this fall.
A top-100 college prospect according to virtually every recruiting service, Clark already has more than 25 scholarship offers should he decide to remain in the 2013 class, with OU and OSU both high on the list.
Clark's motivation to consider reclassifying to graduate early was prompted by the departure of coach Terry Long, and Clark had said that the next coach would play a part in his decision — but that situation continues to be murky.