You get the feeling that Oklahoma State is waiting and even anticipating a commitment from Bixby, Okla., defensive tackle Brendan Evers.
Evers was in Stillwater today with his parents watching the Cowboys third spring football practice. Kansas and Kansas State are also on his radar when it comes to checking out spring practices.
The 6-2, 287-pounder broke out in recruiting last season with a whopping 72 tackles, which really is a large number for a defensive tackle. 52 of those were unassisted and the biggest number on his stat line was the 23.5 tackles for loss with 4.0 sacks part of that high number of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He also had a fumble caused and a fumble recovered.
Evers was the only prospect that the Cowboys have offered that was in attendance for the final spring practice before the Cowboys take off for spring break.
There were three players – I would call sleepers – all from Oklahoma, but all look pretty good at a football practice even in street clothes. Tight end Tony Garland and defensive end, outside linebacker and tight end Kaieem Caesar, both from Cache, Okla., were there as was Moore (Southmoore) wide receiver Quian Williams.
Garland and Caesar are both pretty close in size as Garland is listed at 6-3, 238 pounds and Caesar is listed at 6-4, 240 pounds. Caesar has 4.65 speed in the forty and lists an 11.07 second clocking as a personal record in the 100 meters. He also lists a bench press of 245 pounds and a squat of 335 pounds. He plays basketball and obviously runs track too.
Garland is a beast and shows a mean streak on the field in watching tape of a tight end that mainly gets to block in the Cache offense. He lists a bench press of 315 pounds and a very impressive max on the squat of 530 pounds.
Those two deserve a second and even a third look.
Williams is a 6-1, 170-pound receiver that lists a 4.5 in the forty. Last season for the Sabercats he caught 28 passes for 603 yards and three touchdowns.