Saturday, May 11, 2013
Dallas DE Evans talks Longhorns offer
By William Wilkerson
To say Victor Evans (Dallas/Skyline) is ecstatic about his new Longhorns offer would be a vast understatement. Words can’t really describe how excited he was to pick up the offer on Friday.
“My head coach is down at Austin for the track meet and he talked to the coaches. They told him I had an offer,” Evans said. “I was pretty much overwhelmed by the whole situation. I still am overwhelmed by the whole situation. I’m blessed to have what I have.”
With an offer in hand, linebacker/defensive end Victor Evans is expected at Texas' summer camp on June 2.
Evans (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) is a hybrid defensive end and linebacker, but Texas made it clear to him they’d like him coming off the edge.
“They like the ability I have at linebacker but they want me more at defensive end,” he said.
That’s perfectly OK with Evans, who also has offers from Colorado, SMU and Tulsa.
“I prefer D-end,” he said. “It just gives me an advantage to get a jump on the edge and disrupt pass and run plays. My quick feet can help cut off gaps for running backs.”
Evans thinks it was his quick feet that impressed Texas defensive ends coach Oscar Giles enough to earn him the offer.
“They saw me in the spring, and Oscar Giles saw me pretty much have a sack against my own teammates on every play,” Evans said.
Don’t expect Evans to rush to a decision, though. He’s going to take his time with things and sort things out during the football season.
“Right now I am just wide open,” he said. “I really don’t have a list or rankings of all the colleges. I’ll narrow it down during the season and make my decision by the playoffs.”
The good thing for Texas is that he is expect to attend its camp on June 2, which will be the only camp he likely attends this summer.
The Longhorns are looking to take three to four defensive ends in 2014. They've already garnered commitments from ESPN 150 prospect Derick Roberson (San Antonio/Brennan) and three-star recruit Jake McMillon.