OU football recruiting: Norman North's Jordan Evans excited about Sooners' possible move to 3-4 defense

by Ryan Aber Published: February 6, 2013

When the Sooners offered him a scholarship, Evans talked to Norman North coach Wade Standley about committing.

“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.”

by Ryan Aber
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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