Five from Friday: Evitt, Cornwell impress 

October, 22, 2012
Every week through football season, SoonerNation writer Bob Przybylo will reveal five things he learned while out on the road watching the best in the Midlands area play football.

Lawrence Evitt
Bob Przybylo/ESPN.comClass of 2014 tailback Lawrence Evitt rushed for 336 yards on 25 carries on Thursday night.
1. With all the talk of Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen being the top in-state quarterback for 2014, he might have some pretty stiff competition from David Cornwell (Jones, Okla./Jones). Cornwell was 13-of-24 for 185 yards with a touchdown and a rushing touchdown in a 23-7 victory at Tuttle (Okla.) More than the numbers, however, was how in control Cornwell was of the offense against one of the best defenses in the state. Cornwell camped at OU in the summer but said he has had limited contact with Josh Heupel since that occasion. He has not been bashful about making the rounds, having already visited Oklahoma State and Michigan with a planned visit to Alabama in the works.

2. Another position where the top-ranked recruit might be a bigger battle than previously thought is at running back. It looked like it was a runaway victory for 2014 running back Devon Thomas (Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow), but Lawrence Evitt (Wagoner, Okla./Wagoner) is making his charge. Evitt has rushed for nearly 2,000 yards in eight games and came up huge Thursday night with 336 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns in a 40-24 victory against Cleveland (Okla.). Evitt, an admitted OSU fan, will get his first taste of OU this weekend as Wagoner coach Dale Condict is going to take him for the Notre Dame game.
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