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.
BLANCHARD'S STRINGER AMONG THREE SIGNEES
Oklahoma's leading rusher for 2013 is heading out of state for college.
Blanchard running back and Oklahoman All-Stater Braden Stringer signed with Arkansas Tech on Wednesday, following a senior season in which he rushed for 3,207 yards and 44 touchdowns in 14 games.
He was one of three Lions to sign letters of intent. Both linebacker Jalan Daniels and lineman Zak Owen signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College.
SWIMMING REGIONALS POSTPONED
OSSAA officials said Thursday that the Class 5A and 6A regional swimming meets have been postponed until Feb. 14-15 due to weather.
The new Edmond Aquatic Center at Mitch Park will host the west regionals, while the east meets will be at Jenks High School.
This is the first year that regional meets will be held to determine state qualifiers. In previous years, state meet competitors were set by reaching specific qualifying marks in each event.
Qualifiers from regionals will be chosen based on finishing place and time at the regional.
The top eight finishers in each individual regional event will automatically qualify for state, and the next eight best times from either regional will advance in that event.