First, LSU lists 22 signees on its official website. Rivals.com lists the Tigers with 23 players — 22 signees and one commit who’s yet to ink his LOI, Deondre Clark. Clark has been an LSU commitment since last summer. And in the afternoon it was reported that he’d faxed his letter of intent to Les Miles and crew. End of story. Only it wasn’t.
The mother and coach of Clark — a 4-star defensive end prospect from Oklahoma City — said, “Oh, no he didn’t.” As it stands, Les Miles and the Tiger staff are expected to announce Clark as Member 23 of their signing class tomorrow. Or maybe not.
Things are even more bizarre in Oxford. Haines City, Florida prospect DJ Law faxed his letter of intent to the Rebels on Wednesday morning, yes. So done and dusted, right? Wrong.
It seems Law also faxed signed letters of intent to Utah and to East Mississippi Community College. The first school to announce Law as a signee was Mississippi and that could be key in deciding where Law ultimately winds up. Technically, the first conference to validate a letter of intent has dibs on the player. That means Law — if Ole Miss and the SEC took care of business first — could be forced to go to Oxford even if he later changed his mind and tried to go to Utah. Or to East Mississippi Community College.
Sounds to us like East Mississippi Community College might be a bit more in the kid’s wheelhouse.