Linebacker Wanting To Know More About KSU

Manhattan, Kan. - Kansas State is in the hunt for Tay Evans, a 6-foot-3, 206-pound outside linebacker, who plays at Allen (Texas) High School, one the the premier programs in the nation. In his first season as a starter for the Allen Eagles, Evans helped his team capture their second state championship in school history in 2012.

The exposure of playing in the big stage has helped propel Evans to 13 D-1 offers. He spoke to KStateFans.com on his interest from the Wildcats.

"It was during spring break in the middle of March when I received the Kansas State offer," said Evans. "I've only talked to them once after that. I'd like to learn more about them. It's a big offer for me.

"I do know Coach Snyder has the program on the rise again. They were the Big 12 champions. That's a pretty big deal. I know they have a really good football program. I haven't been able to make too many trips to the colleges that have offered me yet. I'd like to try to visit sometime over the summer.

"Some of the colleges recruiting me like me at outside linebacker or defensive end. Kansas State said they were recruiting me a linebacker. They said they really liked my film and the way I get after the quarterback."

Evans currently holds offers from Kansas State, Arizona State, Boise State, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon State, Rice, SMU, San Diego State, Stanford, and Texas State. He doesn't currently name any favorites, but says education will play a big role in his decision.

"I'm looking at the academics first," he said. "I'd like to go to a college with a strong Business program. Next would be the atmosphere around the campus and how well I get a long with the coaching staff. I want to take my time and make the right decision because I'm going to be there for the next four years of my life. I'd like to commit though sometime before my senior year, but that's not definite."

The Eagles are currently in spring practice and have a multitude of college coaches on hand daily evaluating the talent on hand. Evans says it doesn't let him distract him from his goal of duplicating what he, and the Eagles, did last season.

"I thought I had a pretty good season," he said on his junior outing. "I made 76 tackles, five or six sacks, and one interception. I was named first team All-District.

"My goal is just to do better this year than I did last year. I'm faster, I'm working hard on my technique, and I'm stronger."

Evans father, Bobby Joe, played basketball at Oklahoma. He also plays basketball at Allen. Evans younger brother, Bobby, is a rising junior at Allen and already has two D-1 offers to his credit.

Allen's spring game will be played on May 29th where the offense will go against the defense.


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