Top recruit Steven Parker of Jenks, LSU commitment Deondre Clark of Douglass planning January visits

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has made a strong push for both players recently, and Steven Parker's father thinks his son might be leaning toward the Sooners.
by Scott Wright Published: December 29, 2013
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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

“I've been around Oklahoma, so I don't really need to take an official visit there,” he said.

Parker is hoping to make his decision in the next couple of weeks, saying he has no desire to let it drag out until Signing Day. But he has three official visits left, and Ole Miss remains on his list of potential trips.

Parker is closely watching what happens with the Texas A&M defensive coaching staff as well. He enjoyed his official visit to Aggieland, and Texas A&M remains in the mix. But secondary coach Marcel Yates had been Parker's primary recruiter, but Yates was hired as the new defensive coordinator at Boise State earlier this month.

And here's one more wrinkle to add to the drama for Clark and Parker. The two players were roommates at a Rivals.com prospect camp in the summer and have remained friends. They'll both be leaving in the next couple days for Los Angeles, where they'll play in the Semper Fidelis All-America game — and could be roommates once again.

So the futures of Oklahoma's top two recruits could be hashed out this week in a California dorm room.

by Scott Wright
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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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