Five from Friday: Evans states his case 

November, 12, 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.

1. Linebacker Jordan Evans (Norman, Okla./North) is not done giving up hope for an Oklahoma offer. Evans has been spectacular all season for Norman North and might have saved his best game for his biggest one yet. Evans, playing quarterback in a wildcat formation, had 12 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown. He had an 84-yard kickoff return for a score and still dominated on defense with nine tackles in a 21-6 win against Moore (Okla.) Southmoore. Evans seems like a natural fit at either linebacker or defensive end for the Sooners but is still waiting to see if OU will look in his direction. Evans has been to every single OU home game this season and was at OU-Texas. He is in steady contact with linebackers coach Tim Kish, but he’s still playing the waiting game. It won’t get any easier as Norman North takes on Broken Arrow, Okla., in a quarterfinal matchup featuring 2014 OU targets quarterback Coleman Key, running back Devon Thomas and linebacker Gyasi Akem.

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Bob Przybylo/ESPN.comClass of 2013 defensive end D.J. Ward (right) didn't play football this season.
2. With the Norman North victory, the senior season is officially over for the state’s No. 1-ranked prospect defensive end D.J. Ward. Ranked No. 110 in the ESPN 150, Ward didn’t play a snap this season following eligibility issues after transferring to two different schools. Ward was on the sidelines for Moore Southmoore on Friday night but that’s not where everybody wants to see him. He has been in high spirits, or at least as high as can be at this point, but it was incredibly disappointing for Ward and fans of Oklahoma high school football to not see him play this season. The plan is still for Ward to enroll early at OU, and he, too, has been to every OU home game this season.
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