Evans Has Top Two

Talented 2014 Dallas Skyline defensive end Victor Evans talks camps, recruitment and who's in his top two.

"Everything went really well," Victor Evans said. "It was great competing against so much talent. It was a good experience."

The Dallas Skyline product did a lot better than "compete" against that talent … he looked dynamic himself in winning the majority of his battles against the offensive linemen in attendance. The lone trouble he had was with 2015 Keller lineman Maea Teuhema, a Texas commitment.

"He was really good," Evans said. "Everybody else, I was able to handle."

Evans also said he enjoyed his time working with defensive ends coach Oscar Giles.

"His coaching style is pretty cool. He's pretty fun," Evans said. "He had me working hard … he challenged me to do things that we don't really do in practice, things like using my hips more. We don't really worry about that, so I want to work on that and get better at it."

Evans also attended camps at Baylor and Texas Tech, though he didn't work out. He was offered at the Baylor camp, and Evans said he went to the Tech camp with close friend Tyus Barrett. Now, he's in the process of scheduling some other visits, with an upcoming two-day visit to Ole Miss and a likely visit to Tulsa.

Tulsa has long hung around in Evans's recruitment, and he said he really liked the straight-forward nature of the coaching staff.

"I can get on the field really early at Tulsa," Evans said. "The coaches seem to really like me a lot. We're always communicating with one another. They have more of a bond with me, and they've been talking with me for a long time. They're always asking how my family's doing and things like that."

But Evans said he had a top two — the home-state Longhorns and the out-of-state Rebels. When asked whether he felt like his decision would come down to those two, he replied "yes, sir."

Here's what he had to say on each school:

Texas — "I like their scheme, how they play football, and how they set up their defense. I like the way they play their d-linemen in that 4-3 scheme. They put out top defensive players every year and don't really ever have a drop off. People graduate, or leave early, but they always have a good set of defensive players. The coaches are cool … Mack Brown, of course he's cool. It would be a great place to play football at. And even if I didn't play football, the education there is great."

Ole Miss — "With Ole Miss, it's the same story, with mostly the same defensive scheme. They want me to be a stand-up defensive end/linebacker, which is cool. That's a playing style I'm comfortable with, where you can pass-rush or pass-drop, and I'm going to get to the QB. I've done it before.* I can get better at it. It's a big opportunity for me to play at an SEC school. That's a big deal, but then again not. You don't want to go play somewhere just because of the league they're in. But Ole Miss is a good team in the SEC, so that's a big deal for me. Their team last year, they had guys on the defensive side that [looked] pretty good to me. The coaches seem cool, so I'll take a visit to evaluate. Even if I get hurt, I can still come and keep my scholarship and graduate. That's big."

* Evans started his Dallas Skyline varsity career at linebacker as a sophomore, then played defensive end a year ago. So he has experience both standing up and with his hand on the ground.

Evans said he will likely make his decision during Week Zero, before Skyline's first game of the season.

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