While Deondre Clark's recruiting continues to grow nationwide, the Douglass junior still maintains strong interest in the in-state programs.
Clark, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end, has had offers from both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State since last summer. His mother, Dorshell Clark, posted on Twitter recently that her son would attend Oklahoma State's junior day this weekend, and will visit OU's junior day next week as well.
Clark continues to pick up significant offers, with Texas A&M and Washington State joining the fray this week. He also has offers from LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, Tennessee and several others.
OSU EXTENDS OFFER TO BROKEN ARROW'S AKEM
While Oklahoma State doesn’t have a single Oklahoma high school player in its 2013 recruiting class, the Cowboys aren’t holding back in their pursuit of 2014 in-state prospects.
Broken Arrow linebacker Gyasi Akem became the fourth Oklahoma prospect with an OSU offer after his was extended by the coaching staff during his trip to OSU’s junior day Saturday, according to multiple online reports.
Akem, 6-foot-1, 216 pounds, is rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and has offers from Missouri and Clemson. His teammate, running back Devon Thomas, is already committed to the Cowboys.
Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark and Jenks defensive back Steven Parker have OSU offers as well.
LATE PUSH ON OFFENSIVE LINE FOR SOONERS
With just two offensive linemen committed and one a junior college player, the Sooners are looking for a strong finish at the position in the final week and a half before signing day.
Three of their top targets are Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King guard Josh Outlaw, Alpharetta (Ga.) tackle George Adeosun and Chicago Simeon tackle Kendall Moore.
Adeosun (6-foot-6, 294 pounds) and Outlaw (6-4, 290) were expected to be in Norman for weekend visits.
Outlaw has also visited TCU and Utah and has a Texas Tech visit scheduled for the weekend before signing day.
Adeosun visited Virginia last week and has offers from Kentucky, Missouri and Purdue.
Whether Moore visits is unclear. He has visits for UAB and Syracuse scheduled, but he could cancel the Syracuse visit in favor of a trip to Norman.
ALEXANDER STILL TAKING VISITS
When Dominique Alexander switched from Arkansas to Oklahoma in early November, it didn't look like there was much of a chance that the Tulsa Washington standout would give Arkansas another look.
But since the tumult at Arkansas has calmed following the December hiring of Bret Bielema, the Razorbacks have gotten back in the picture.
When Alexander committed to Arkansas last summer, he said playing at Arkansas had been his dream.
The Razorbacks have a solid history of recruiting Tulsa Washington, including running back Felix Jones and safety Eric Bennett.
Could Alexander switch though?
He took a visit to Arkansas last weekend and visited Kansas State this weekend.
Alexander is committed to the Sooners as a linebacker, but Arkansas is recruiting him as a safety.
HANSEN MISSING BASKETBALL, EXCITED ABOUT A&M OFFER
There's no question football is Justice Hansen's sport.
The 2014 quarterback from Edmond Santa Fe is also a pretty good basketball player though.
Hansen has missed some time recently with the Wolves after suffering a back injury earlier this month.
“It's nothing too big but the doctors wanted me to take a couple weeks off to make sure it got better,” Hansen said.
Hansen's football recruiting continued to gather steam with recent offers from Texas A&M and Arizona State.
He's also expected to be in attendance for Oklahoma's junior day next weekend.
Hansen was particularly excited about the Texas A&M offer, and the reasons go far beyond their recent success and the performance of Johnny Manziel.
A big part of that is the recent hire of Tulsa native Jake Spavital as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
“You look at the guys he's coaches before, guys like Case Keenum, Geno Smith and Brandon Weeden and the things he's helped them do, and you can't help but be impressed,” Hansen said.
SOONERS PAYING ATTENTION TO CORNWELL
Oklahoma's recruiting of 2014 quarterback David Cornwell appeared lukewarm when Cornwell was at Jones.
But whether Cornwell's recent move to Norman North had anything to do with it or not, the Sooners' interest in Cornwell is picking up.
Friday, Sooners co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel visited Cornwell.
“Great meeting with Coach Heupel, attending a spring practice with #OU now,” Cornwell tweeted after the meeting.
Heupel was also expected to visit with Broken Arrow quarterback Coleman Key on Friday.
Cornwell was invited to the Sooners' upcoming junior day but already has visits lined up. He visited Alabama over the weekend and has visits with Indiana and UCLA planned for the next two weekends.
It's been a busy week for Cornwell, who picked up offers from Washington State and Virginia Tech before leaving for his weekend visit.
He also recently visited Michigan.
DESOTO'S WILSON HAS STRENGTH, SPEED
Oklahoma State will host DeSoto (Texas) standout Dontre Wilson next week, on the final weekend before National Signing Day, as the Cowboys try to lure Wilson, who is committed to Oregon, to Stillwater.
Wilson, a four-star running back according to Rivals.com, remains committed to Oregon, but has taken time to look around since the departure of Ducks coach Chip Kelly for the NFL.
Wilson was scheduled to visit Ohio State this weekend. The Cowboys recently added a second running back to the 2013 class, Rennie Childs of Houston's Cypress Ridge, in addition to longtime commit Corion Webster of Atlatna, Texas.
At 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, Wilson's speed stands out immediately, but coach Claude Mathis says his power will surprise people.
“People don't expect it from him, but he can run well between the tackles,” Mathis said. “He's really a strong runner, and he's got great vision to go with it.”
OSU already has a verbal commitment from DeSoto defensive back Taylor Lewis, but Mathis said the friendship between Lewis and Wilson will not factor into the recruiting process.