Evans: "Best Game I Have Ever Been To"

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we caught up with Sugar Land Dulles junior athletes Sheroid Evans to talk about his experience at the recent Red River Rivalry.

After the 28-0 win for the Sugar Land (TX) Dulles, defensive back Sheroid Evans and some friends headed to Dallas for the Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma

In an all-out, defensive slugfest between the two, the Longhorns came away with a 16-13 victory. Evans was a guest on the home team and shared his thoughts.

"Wow. This game was amazing and the atmosphere was just crazy," Evans said. "I had a couple of friends with me and we did not know what expect."

And according to Evans, they did not know what to expect prior to coming to the annual game at the Cotton Bowl, but once the kickoff took place, it was still a mystery.

"Nobody in the stadium knew who would end up winning that game. It easily could have gone to either team," Evans said. "Both teams put up quite a fight. Texas worked for that win and it seems like the Longhorns just took it. Overall, and it was just great to be there."

Because it was considered a home game for Texas, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Evans was an invited guest of Texas. In his recruitment, Evans is hearing from both Texas and Oklahoma, along with Texas A&M, LSU and Texas Tech. He has one offer from Baylor for the moment.

Though he admits that it seems like the more interest is coming from Austin as opposed to Norman, he still has plenty of interest in the Sooners. In fact, one of the players from Oklahoma caught his attention during the recent rival game.

"No. 1 (Dominique Franks) made a lot of plays during the game," Evans said. "It seemed like he was always around the ball. That was one of the things I noticed."

He watched the same position on the Texas side.

"I was watching the corners and the safeties for Texas because I am being recruited for both positions," Evans said. "It seems like the safeties are much more into the run and the corners take more of the deep balls. The safeties are into hitting."

But Evans stands neutral as the process is still in the early stages for him.

One aspect that will play a factor in his recruitment will be the ability to participate in multiple sports. Aside from his four-star Scout.com rating as a defensive back, Evans is a decorated track runner as well.

Last season for Dulles, Evans was the second-place finisher in the 400 meters with a time of 47.1 seconds. He also participates with the Wings Summer Track team. He was the gold medal winner at the Junior Olympics in North Carolina in 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.3.

In the recent win over district rival Austin, Evans had about 50 yards rushing on offense. Defensively, he recorded about five tackles and hauled in an interception.


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