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High school football: Norman North's Jordan Evans getting attention at new position

SUPER 30 -- He'd been playing cornerback for years, but Jordan Evans' shift to linebacker has paid off.
by Ryan Aber Published: June 28, 2012
/articleid/3688384/1/pictures/1761634">Photo - Norman North football player Jordan Evans. Photo provided
Norman North football player Jordan Evans. Photo provided

Strong performances through the early part of summer have earned him offers from Navy, New Mexico, South Dakota and, most recently, Ohio.

More offers figure to come shortly as Evans emerges from a sleeper to one of the top defensive players in a deep class of recruits in the state for the 2013 class.

Because of the switch, Evans expected to take awhile to draw attention from programs.

“I knew that would happen,” he said. “Flying under the radar doesn't matter to me. I feel good about what I've accomplished so far.”

The biggest thing Evans is working on this summer is staying low.

“My pad level is usually pretty high so I'm trying to get that fixed,” Evans said. “I'm working on that, my explosion and just the basics — getting stronger and faster.”

Evans is continuing his busy summer, trying to squeeze in trips to Kansas State, Iowa State and New Mexico before fall practice begins.

Kansas State figures to be a definite, but the other two could prove tricky.

“It's always been my dream to play college football,” Evans said. “I always had it in me and I never want to fall short of my goals, but after making the move and seeing what I was able to do, that's when I started to realize that this really could happen.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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The Oklahoman's Super 30

The Oklahoman's Super 30 feature series on the state's top football recruits continues with No. 24, Norman North linebacker Jordan Evans.

No. 24: Jordan Evans

School: Norman North

Height: 6-3

Weight: 205

Position: Linebacker

Recruited by: Offers include Navy, Ohio and New Mexico


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