Evridge Verbal Remains Solid

Nebraska native and KSU quarterback commit Allan Evridge speaks out against rumors that he's rethinking his choice to become a Wildcat and the retaliation for his decision.

Kansas State fans can rest easy when it comes to quarterback and Nebraska native Allan Evridge.

Evridge, ranked No. 64 with three stars, shed a little light on the rumors of being re-interested in Nebraska after all, despite his verbal to the Wildcats earlier this month.

"Coach (Bill) Callahan called Sunday and Tuesday nights," he said. "They wanted to know if I was interested in going there again. And I was honest with him, and told him to same himself some time and let me go because I'm going to K-State."

Evridge, who initially was a soft verbal for Nebraska and Frank Solich most of the season, said the hiring of Callahan is interesting because it would be nice to play for an NFL coach, but that he is more than ready to play for the "legend" in Manhattan.

"It's just amazing to see what he's done at K-State," Evridge said of KSU head coach Bill Snyder. "He turned around one of the worst teams in college football and made them what they are today. And I think K-State is only one or two players away from winning a National Championship.

"I'd love to think they I could be one of those players to put them over the top. That's what I'm going to try to do."

And Evridge, who passed for 1400 yards and ran for another 600 this season, might get that shot next season with the quarterback-needy Wildcats looking to find a replacement for Ell Roberson.

"I still think I would be a better quarterback in my fifth year than my fourth year," he said. "I'm going in to compete and whatever happens, happens. I just want to work hard, compete and let the chips fall where they may, just so I can help the team. That's all want."

But getting to this point has not been easy for Evridge and his family. His decision to pull back his soft verbal from Nebraska and become a Wildcat was met with a few very unhappy Husker fans that weren't afraid to show that they bleed red. Though the specifics of the incidents of vandalism to his family's property are being kept private by Evridge and his family, he did say he expected some of the retaliation.

"It was a little tough, but I expected some of the things to happen," he said. "It was a small minority of Nebraska fans that made the majority of Nebraska fans look bad. But for everything that happened, we had even more calling and offering support and wishing me luck. It was just a few that did those things."

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