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Clark announces for LSU

The LSU class is now in the books.

Deondre Clark stuck by his commitment to LSU

During a Monday announcement ceremony at Douglass High in Oklahoma City, four-star defensive end Deondre Clark officially put an end to the speculation when he put on an LSU hat and announced his intention to play for the Tigers in college.

Clark was originally scheduled to announce on signing day last Wednesday, but bad weather in Oklahoma closed schools and forced Clark to push his announcement back until today.

Multiple sources on the LSU side have confirmed that Clark sent his signed scholarship papers into the coaches last Wednesday, but the school held the official release until Clark made his announcement in Oklahoma City.

Clark, a four-star with a 94 rating, is ranked as a top 200 prospect and the No. 11 strong side defensive end in the 2014 class.

Clark's recruitment ends a wild six months of speculation as to where he would end up for college. LSU landed a commitment from Clark last summer, but Oklahoma's staff put on the late press to make the flip, a push which was aided by Clark's mother, Dorshell, who publicly declared her wishes that Deondre would remain in-state and at Oklahoma for college.

LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley hosted Clark and his mother in Baton Rouge two weekends before signing day, then followed that up with in-home visits that helped seal the deal for the Tigers.

LSU's 2014 class finished as No. 2 in the 247Sports team rankings.

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