OU football: Sooner coaches continue to make pushes with high-profile recruits

Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark has been committed to LSU since June, but there are plenty of indications that the Sooners are still very much alive in the recruiting battle.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 5, 2013


photo - Deondre Clark of Douglass poses for a photo in Oklahoma City Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Deondre Clark of Douglass poses for a photo in Oklahoma City Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

About two months from signing day, Oklahoma football coaches continue to make pushes with several high-profile recruits who remain uncommitted or are committed elsewhere. Here are several — outside of Jenks' Steven Parker — who could make a quick impact in Norman if they decide to sign with the Sooners:

Deondre Clark

Defensive end, 6-3, 231, Douglass

Clark has been committed to LSU since June, but there are plenty of indications that the Sooners are still very much alive in the recruiting battle. Sooners coach Bob Stoops made an in-home visit with Clark earlier this week. The Sooners seemed out of it after Jackie Shipp, who Clark had developed a close relationship with, left the staff, but Jerry Montgomery has built a solid relationship with Clark as well after a long period without contact between the sides.

Fahn Cooper

Offensive tackle, 6-5, 315, Crystal Lake (Ill.)/College of DuPage

The junior college lineman was a former starter at Bowling Green before leaving to attempt to get to a higher-profile school after junior college. Cooper visited Norman last month.

Joe Mixon

Running back, 6-2, 207, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom

The biggest prospect the Sooners are chasing, Mixon is rated as the top all-purpose back in the country. He recently listed OU with California, Wisconsin and UCLA in his top four. Even with Keith Ford's promise and Samaje Perine committed, the Sooners would like to make another splash at running back.

Michiah Quick

Athlete, 6-0, 170, Fresno (Calif.) Central East

Quick, the high school teammate of current Sooners Hatari Byrd and L.J. Moore, is likely a wide receiver in college. The Sooners' main competition for Quick appears to be UCLA. The Sooners are also in the running for three-star defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood from Central East.

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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