Out With The Red In With The Purple

Allan Evridge, quarterback and former Nebraska committment, verbals to Kansas State. The three-star QB is the second signal caller to give a committment to the Wildcats this week.

There will be a wardrobe change in one Nebraska home in the coming months. Quarterback and former Husker commit Allan Evridge, who admits there isn't as much purple in his closet as there is red, gave his verbal to Kansas State over the weekend.

After pulling his commitment from NU in early December, the two-star quarterback decided to go back to the recruiting trail and see if the offer at K-State was still available. Following his visit to Manhattan Dec. 19, Evridge was certain the offer stood and that K-State was the best school for him.

"I've always liked Kansas State really," Evridge said Monday night. "Their system is the best fit for me and it's something I can count on. It's solid and something I can step into and count on being there. I've always known that K-State was the best place for me. Schematically, it's exactly what I want and that's always been the case."

But for a homegrown Husker fan and former commit, the complex and never-ending saga surrounding Nebraska's search made his decision very difficult. Evridge notified Nebraska's Turner Gill of his decision this weekend.

"It was very difficult telling him of my decision," he said. "He's been good to me and understands why I made the decision I made. It's frustrating to a lot of people and to him. He doesn't even know about his job, so he understand why K-State was the best choice for me."

And with the quarterback situation wide-open next season, the 6-foot-1 200 pound signal caller said he intends to redshirt for now, but said he's going to do whatever he can to better himself by this summer and put himself into position to compete.

"I just want to help the team in whatever way I can," said Evridge who passed for 1400 yards and ran for another 600 this season. "I'm going to hit the weights and do anything I can to be ready for the fall. For now, (redshirting) that's the plan. I just want think I'll be better as a fifth year quarterback than a fourth year."

Evridge's verbal makes it the second quarterback to commit to the Wildcats in a week. Nick Patton gave his verbal last Tuesday and confirmed it at halftime of the Army All-America game Saturday. Redshirt freshman Dylan Meier is the only quarterback on the Wildcat roster that has attempted a pass at the college level. Allen Webb, the other KSU quarterback, played receiver at Indiana before transferring to K-State last spring.

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