OU locks up first Norman pledge since 2007

NORMAN, Okla. — Norman North linebacker Jordan Evans seemed to be sitting out for an offer for a while, and it finally came last weekend. It didn't take him long to act on it.

The 2013 linebacker committed to the Sooners Tuesday evening.

"Yeah I am extremely excited that I have committed, truly grateful that God has blessed me with the talents that now I have the opportunity to play football for the University of Oklahoma," Evans said to Sooners Illustrated.

He becomes the first Norman commit since wide receiver Ryan Broyles did so back in early 2007.

Evans also joins the class as the second linebacker pledge alongside Jordan Mastrogiovanni and eighth defensive verbal overall.

He's the sixth Oklahoma prep prospect to commit to OU in this 2013 class.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has reeled in highlight play after highlight play this year and most recently returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown and recorded a game-ending sack in a 49-42 victory over Owasso that sent them to this week's 6A State Championship game Friday evening against Jenks.

Evans chose the Sooners over offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Navy, New Mexico, Ohio and UNLV.

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