Deondre Clark lands offer he wanted from LSU

Oklahoma City defensive end adds an LSU offer to his impressive growing list.

It's been a memorable summer for Deondre Clark, and things took a big turn earlier this week for the defensive end standout from Oklahoma City.

After several phone calls with LSU coaches the last month or so, Clark spent time at the Tigers' camp this week and finished up with a face-to-face meeting with Les Miles.

When Clark exited that meeting, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound rising junior had added to an impressive list of scholarship offers.

Clark is the latest member of the Class of 2014 to garner an LSU scholarship offer during a busy week.

"It felt good to sit down and talk with Coach Miles and get to know him better," Clark said. "And I got an offer from a school that I've watched a lot on TV and have really started liming a lot."

How much? Maybe a mom can answer that best.

"For him, that has been all-time favorite school for a while," Dorshell Clark-Billbury said.

Clark said the Tigers' appeal is based on their style of play and how defensive ends can make an impact.

As a sophomore at Douglass High, Clark recorded 75 tackles, 19 sacks and 16 quarterback hurries. He also spent time at tight end, grabbing 12 passes for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

"They're fast and physical and get to the football," Clark said of LSU's 4-3 scheme with an emphasis on athletic ends. "I've got a lot of things to work on, but I think I would be a real good fit in their system."

Landing Clark will take some work.

Since April, he has gotten scholarship offers from Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Missouri, and most recently before LSU, Oklahoma and Texas weighed in with offers.

He also expects to hear from several other schools soon, most notably Alabama. "I have a lot to think about," he said. "I'm going to take my time."

There is a unique twist to Clark's story.

Older brother Stevie Clark is a top-100 national recruit in basketball, a 5-foot-8 sharpshooter who FOXSPortsNext.com national basketball analyst Brian Snow raved about recently.

"There might not be a better scorer in all of the 2013 class than … Clark," Snow wrote. "The small guard is capable of going off for 30 points during any game, and now is developing more point guard skills to go with his unique scoring."

Stevie Clark is considering OU, Oklahoma State, Florida State, UCLA, Syracuse and Connecticut.

It's conceivable LSU could join the mix with a younger brother on the football staff's radar.

"You never know what can happen," Dorshell Clark-Billbury said.


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