“When they talked, he asked him, ‘Is there any other team that’s going to come in that would take you away from OU?’ When he said that there wasn’t, I was relieved,” Tenika Evans said.
“That was my goal for him to stick close to home, I just couldn’t really tell him that.”
Now, Evans turns his attention to getting ready to play as quickly as possible for the Sooners.
Evans is particularly happy the Sooners are moving toward using a 3-4 defense.
Not long after OU’s Cotton Bowl loss to Texas A&M, Sooners coaches started discussing the switch.
“It’s a better opportunity for me,” Evans said. “That 3-4 is essentially what we ran here and I’m a true outside linebacker. Them going to that really helps me out.”
But he’s also trying to enjoy his last semester of high school.
“I know once college comes around, there’s not that many breaks,” Evans said. “I’ve still got a couple more months to spend with my friends and just enjoy my time in high school.”