The recruiting drama is over for Allen (Texas) High three-star linebacker Tay Evans. He doesn't have to sweat out the process.
Evans committed to Oklahoma on July 2 and there haven't been nor will there be any second thoughts. Evans attended OU's first home game of the season and returned to Norman, Okla., last weekend for his official visit.
"Every time I go I'm interacting more and getting to know more of the players," Evans said. "It was another great time."
The weekend brought about a who's who of visitors, including seven official visitors from California. Evans had no idea so many kids were coming in.
"Those dudes were funny," Evans said. "It was a real great time. The atmosphere was incredible."
Evans said it was another time to connect with future teammate, Cedar Hill (Texas) three-star cornerback Marcus Green, who Evans said he spent the most time with.
He had spent most of his two games on campus looking at linebacker Corey Nelson because that's who he envisions himself being like when he gets to OU.
Like most fans, Evans was disappointed to hear about Nelson's injury. Evans can relate as a shoulder injury in his junior season didn't allow him to be at his full potential.
That injury is a thing of the past, though.
"I'm doing really good now," Evans said. "I'm reading and reacting to things faster. I'm finishing plays and making tackles. It's great."
OU added to the Allen connection when Allen power forward/center Jamuni McNeace committed to the Sooners on Sunday. Like Evans, he was also on an official visit.
Evans said it's great to have another Allen addition to the family, and it was great to not be in a hurry for once. During his trips to OU, Evans has always been rushed or on a tight time schedule that he could soak back and enjoy it.
That wasn't a problem this time.
"It felt good to relax and just enjoy everything," Evans said. "I got a lot more time to see the campus. It was definitely a great visit."