Five from Friday: Déjà vu for Jordan Evans 

November, 19, 2012
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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.

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Bob Przybylo/ESPN.comClass of 2014 linebacker Gyasi Akem has an offer from Arkansas State.
1. What more does Norman (Okla.) North linebacker Jordan Evans have to do for an Oklahoma offer? Following a dominant performance last weekend, Evans was even better in a statement-making 24-16 win against Broken Arrow, Okla., to send Norman North to the state semifinals for the first time ever. Evans had four sacks, forced three fumbles and returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown to go with eight more tackles. Sometimes the light bulb doesn’t come on for a player until his senior season, but it’s on and it couldn’t be any brighter for Evans right now. He was simply too quick off the edge for any of Broken Arrow’s linemen and showed he could run in space against the best Broken Arrow had to offer. He remains high on OU’s radar, but the lack of attention for Evans is starting to get a little ridiculous.

2. The second-best player on the field was also a linebacker, 2014 prospect Gyasi Akem of Broken Arrow. After a quiet first half, Akem dominated the second half. He had two sacks, forced a fumble and had seven tackles alone in the final 24 minutes. Broken Arrow changed Akem’s assignment from reacting to the ball to attacking the ball in the second half, and it made a huge difference. After a slow start to the season, Akem woke up and played like the top prospect many believe he is going to be. He made an unofficial visit to Texas A&M last month.
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