Norman North linebacker Jordan Evans had a monster game Friday night in the Timberwolves’ 49-42 win over Owasso.
Evans had a sack that ended the game and returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown as Norman North advanced to the Class 6A championship game.
Saturday, after witnessing Oklahoma’s 51-48 overtime win over Oklahoma State, Evans received an offer from the Sooners.
Evans’ dad, Scott, was a Sooners standout defensive lineman from 1987-90.
Evans’ other offers include Air Force, Arkansas State, Colorado State, Navy, New Mexico, Ohio and UNLV.
Evans becomes the sixth in-state 2013 player with a Sooners offer. The other five -- D.J. Ward, Tulsa East Central’s Stanvon Taylor, Tulsa Washington’s Dominique Alexander, Tulsa Union’s Dalton Rodriguez and Jenks’ Jordan Smallwood -- have committed to the Sooners.
TREADWELL SCORES TWICE IN TITLE GAME
Crete-Monee (Ill.) standout Laquon Treadwell, the nation's No. 1-rated wide receiver prospect, had hoped to be at Owen Field Saturday for the Bedlam game, but instead, his team was busy playing for Illinois' Class 6A state championship.
Treadwell, who is expected to visit Oklahoma and Oklahoma State before Signing Day in February, rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as Crete-Monee won its first state championship, 33-26 over Cary-Grove, on Saturday.
Treadwell also converted a two-point conversion and intercepted a pass as Crete-Monee completed a 14-0 season.
Treadwell told the Chicago Tribune last week that he will make official visits to OU, OSU and Ole Miss. He will make his other two official visits to either Michigan, Michigan State or Notre Dame, though none of his five visits have been scheduled.
Earlier this month, Treadwell was announced as one of 16 U.S. Army Player of the Year candidates. Six finalists will be announced Wednesday.
THOMAS, SMALLWOOD AMONG VISITORS
Among the visitors for Saturday's Bedlam game was the Sooners' newest commitment, 2014 running back Devon Thomas of Broken Arrow.
Thomas and Jenks junior defensive back Steven Parker each have offers from Oklahoma State as well as the Sooners.
Defensive end D.J. Ward, who is expected to enroll at OU in January, was also in attendance.
Jenks receiver Jordan Smallwood and Tulsa Washington athlete Dominique Alexander, both OU commitments, were among the visitors as well.
GARRETT LIKELY FILLS COWBOYS' OL CLASS
When junior-college lineman Brandon Garrett verbally committed to Oklahoma State last week, it likely signaled the end of Joe Wickline's offensive line recruiting class.
Garrett, from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, was the sixth verbal commitment on the offensive line, and the only junior-college player at any position among the 18 commitments in the 2013 class.
Garrett, a 6-foot-6, 285-pounder, gives the group of offensive line recruits a good mix of tackles and interior linemen.
North Texas and Louisiana-Lafayette were Garrett's top offers prior to OSU. He visited Stillwater for the Texas Tech game and committed shortly after. He is originally from Deer Park, Texas, in the Houston area.
FORD, BENNETT SET TO MEET
Sooners running back commitment Keith Ford helped his Cypress (Texas) Ranch team continue to make history, running for 155 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in Ranch's 17-7 win over Memorial on Friday in the Class 5A Division II area round.
Ranch is in the playoffs for the first time in school history.
The win sets up a meeting of Sooners commitments next week when Ranch faces Sooners wide receiver commitment Austin Bennett and Manvel at 2 p.m. Saturday at Houston's Berry Center.
EAST CENTRAL'S TAYLOR SHOWS OUT AGAIN
Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor was initially recruited to the Sooners as a defensive back and committed to OU on that side of the ball.
Taylor keeps showing that maybe he should get a shot on the offensive side, though.
In Friday night's Class 5A semifinal in Muskogee, Taylor caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another in East Central's 26-14 win over McAlester.
Taylor went over the 1,000-yard mark receiving. He finished with five catches for 101 yards.
Taylor caught touchdown passes of 22 and 47 yards and ran for a 57-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal East Central's win.
ROSS KEEPS JOHN TYLER ROLLING
OSU commitment Fred Ross had 131 receiving yards and a touchdown on five catches to propel John Tyler High of Tyler, Texas, to a 38-10 win over Wylie in the Class 4A Division I area playoff round Friday night.