LSU officially announces Clark signing, releases pro day date

Deondre Clark, a defensive end from Oklahoma, is officially an LSU Tiger.

The school publicly announced Clark’s signing with LSU on Monday afternoon, as expected.

Deondre Clark has official signed with LSU. (24/7 Sports)

Deondre Clark has officially signed with LSU. (24/7 Sports)

Word began trickling out last Wednesday, National Signing Day, that LSU had received Clark’s National Letter of Intent. The school, though, planned to wait to announce anything until Clark had his signing ceremony in Oklahoma City, an event delayed twice because of snowy weather.

Clark officially had the ceremony Monday afternoon, minutes before LSU officially announced him as the Tigers’ 23rd signee in a class ranked No. 2 by all of the major recruiting services.

A 6-foot-3, 240-pound four-star prospect, Clark had offers from all of the major schools, including Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma. Many thought the Sooners would flip Clark at the last minute. He stayed true, though, to his June commitment to the Tigers.

“Deondre is a very athletic and versatile player who was a standout on both sides of the ball in high school,” LSU coach Les Miles said in a statement released Monday. “We are thrilled to have him join this class. He fills a need for us at defensive end. He’ll be able to come in and compete for playing time right away.”

Clark is the 11th best strong-side defensive end in the nation, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite ratings.  In three seasons at Douglass High, he had 58 total sacks and also

Clark told the Oklahoman that he’s trying to get his brother, a guard who was dismissed from the Oklahoma State basketball team, to join him in Baton Rouge.

Stevie Clark, a freshman, was kicked off the OSU basketball team last week after an arrest, his third incident since joining the program.

Clark’s most recent arrest, the second in a span of little more than a month, came on a complaint of “outraging public decency,” The Oklahoman reported. Details released last week to the newspaper revealed Clark was spotted by an officer urinating out of a moving vehicle that was being driven by someone else.

Clark was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 12 point guard in the nation last year and was rated four stars.

Clark averaged 16 minutes a game in 16 games played for OklahomaState this season. He shot 39 percent, including 40 percent behind the 3-point arc and had 43 assists to 23 turnovers.

Pro day set

LSU pro day will be held April 9 in the team’s indoor facility, the school announced Monday.

LSU seniors last season and the six who left early to enter the NFL draft are expected to be at the event.

The pro day takes place four days after the school’s spring game.

Spring practice begins March 7 and the spring game is set for April 5 at Tiger Stadium. A date for the spring game has not been announced.