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High school notebook: Douglass' Deondre Clark moves announcement to Monday

The defensive end is expected to choose between LSU and Oklahoma — although the drama of the decision has lost steam over the last two days.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: February 6, 2014

Because of heavy snow in Oklahoma City on Thursday, Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark moved his signing announcement to 2 p.m. Monday at Douglass High School.

And on Thursday afternoon, LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette announced on Twitter that the football team would announce its 23rd signee on Monday, rather than Thursday, as the school had previously reported.

So the drama of the decision between Oklahoma-LSU has lost steam over the last two days.

In addition, OU sports information director Pete Moris had the following statement regarding the Sooners' signing class:

“OU football announced its 2014 signing class on Wednesday. However, we will gladly make members of the media aware should any additional prospects sign a National Letter of Intent,” he said.

News of Clark's signed letter of intent arriving at LSU Wednesday was initially reported by USA Today's George Schroeder, who was embedded with the LSU coaching staff throughout the day.

Other details emerged from various news outlets supporting USA Today's report.

But the Clark family has mostly refrained from discussing the matter publicly, waiting instead for Monday's announcement in the school auditorium.

Clark, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end, had 22 sacks and rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a senior. He was twice a first-team Oklahoman All-State selection and Little All-City Defensive Player of the Year.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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