Evans, whose father played basketball for the Sooners and older brother will be a redshirt freshman linebacker next season, simply didn’t have a choice. He knew he was going to be a Sooner a long time ago.
A lot of major schools have tried to sway the high four-star prospect into looking around, but it’s simply not going to happen. A mid-year enrollee, Evans is set to arrive in Norman next month.
Played TE as a sophomore, where he first showed a lot of potential going forward as an OT prospect. Was a blocker, not a passing target. He may be the quickest off of the line of all the offensive line prospects and can really run. Has a great frame and long arms. He has the type of frame that could really develop in to elite. Versatility as well, because he is developing the size to also possibly play inside. Battle tested vs. top competition.
The Evans story is going to take a bit of a detour as he continues to recover from a torn ACL. The goal is to always get as many linemen in as early as possible to get them in the weight room and familiar with everything.
But Evans tore his ACL in October, and it has all been about rehab at this point. Assuming everything goes well, and to this point it has, Evans will still be a huge factor for OU but probably not in 2015.
A transition to college is tough enough without recovering from a torn ACL. A redshirt year certainly appears to be in the cards, but he has a bright future at offensive tackle at OU.
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