OU recruiting: Norman North's Jordan Evans commits to Sooners

by Ryan Aber Published: November 27, 2012

Evans had offers before the season from schools including Navy, New Mexico and Ohio but added offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Colorado State and UNLV, among others, before the Sooners offered.

Evans first called Sooners linebackers coach Tim Kish to tell him the news, and Kish handed the phone to Sooners coach Bob Stoops.

“They were both really excited to hear it,” Evans said.

While Evans will likely play linebacker at OU, he said Sooners coaches have also said they could see him spending time at either safety or defensive end. In last Saturday’s win over Owasso that sent the Timberwolves to the Class 6A title game, Evans returned a kick for a touchdown and had a sack on the game’s final play to seal the win.

Evans has scored a special teams touchdown in each of the Timberwolves’ three playoff games.

He becomes the second linebacker commitment for the Sooners, joining Dallas Jesuit’s Jordan Mastrogiovanni.

A day earlier, the Sooners got a commitment from junior college punter Jed Barnett.

Evans’ commitment is nonbinding. He cannot sign until Feb. 6.

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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