ASU offers Oklahoma athlete

Arkansas State has extended a new offer recently to an Oklahoma High School linebacker. It appears that Gus Malzahn and his coaching staff has other plans for the talented defender. Go "Inside" to find out what new position the Red Wolf coaching staff has in mind for Jordan Evans.

One Oklahoma athlete has recently appeared on the Arkansas State radar, getting an offer to play a new position for the talented defender.

Jordan Evans, an outside linebacker at North HS in Norman Oklahoma, recently received an offer to play a new position, which has him excited.

Evans is currently holding offers from Navy, Air Force, New Mexico, Ohio, Memphis, South Dakota State, Colorado State and now Arkansas State.

The Red Wolf coaching staff is recruiting him for a different position than the other schools.

"They want me to play defensive end, a rush end for their team," Evans told Wednesday. "Everyone else is recruiting me to play linebacker or safety."

Evans, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound athlete, uses his 4.5 speed to make noise for his North High School team on both sides of the football.

"I play wide receiver and the wildcat quarterback on offense," Evans said. "I also return kick offs. I play outside linebacker on defense."

What did Evans think of his latest offer?

"It's very exciting," Evans said. "I have of Gus Malzahn, I know he is currently doing great things at Arkansas State."? While Evans doesn't have any early favorites, he is pretty sure that there is one school that he will take an official visit to.

"I definitely plan on taking an official visit to Arkansas State," Evans said. "I don't have any favorites right now, I plan on taking all of my visits before narrowing my choices."

According to Evans Head Football Coach Wade Standley, his standout defender stock is definitely on the rise.

"Jordan is getting a lot of attention lately," Standley told "Most of all of his offers have come in the last three or four weeks."

Evans has been in contact with Arkansas State's safety coach Brandon Hall.

"I talk to Coach Hall quite a bit," Evans said. "He told me that their defensive line coach and coordinator was looking forward to getting to know me."

While Evans hasn't kept up with his defensive stats, he has 13 carries for 157 rushing, eight kickoff returns for over 300 yards.

North High School is currently 8-1 and has won their district, they will complete their regular season play on Thursday.