High school notebook: Douglass' Stephen Clark plans to visit OSU, three other schools

Oklahoma State might have an edge over others. Clark expected to announce choice on Nov. 14.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: October 1, 2012
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photo - Stephen Clark (5) of Douglass saves the ball from going out-of-bounds during a boys high school basketball game between Douglass and Millwood at the Millwood Field House in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Stephen Clark (5) of Douglass saves the ball from going out-of-bounds during a boys high school basketball game between Douglass and Millwood at the Millwood Field House in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Douglass basketball player Stephen Clark, regarded as one of the top 100 senior prospects in the country, appears to be working his way toward a college decision.

Clark's mother, Dorshell, said Monday that her son will take scheduled visits this month to Oklahoma State, Baylor, UCLA and Florida State.

Sources close to the family told The Oklahoman that Oklahoma State likely has a slight edge currently over the other three schools, but nothing certain will be known until after Clark takes all of his visits.

The family had considered announcing Clark's college choice Tuesday afternoon, but changed course, deciding instead to take all four visits and make a fully informed decision.

It is expected that Clark will make his college announcement by Nov. 14, the opening day of the weeklong early signing period for high school basketball players.

TULSA EAST CENTRAL FORFEITS FOUR GAMES

Tulsa East Central must forfeit its first four wins of the football season due to an ineligible player being used, Tulsa Public Schools announced Monday.

East Central was ruled to have used an ineligible player — a sophomore who had transferred from another TPS school — in those games.

The player should have been required to sit out on calendar year from varsity athletics unless he obtained a hardship waiver from the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

The forfeits include a district game against Tulsa Central and nondistrict wins over Del City, Bartlesville and Tulsa Washington.

In a statement, Tulsa Public Schools athletic director Gil Cloud said Cardinals head coach Bobby Klinck and his staff had no knowledge the player was in violation of the transfer rules and that the issue was self reported by East Central athletic director Gary Roberts.

Klinck, a former Jenks standout who played for OU and Tulsa, is in his first year as head coach of the Cardinals.

East Central is ranked No. 2 in Class 5A.

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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