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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
DE Victor Evans announces top five

By Damon Sayles

LANCASTER, Texas -- Coveted defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid Victor Evans (Dallas/Skyline) didn’t participate, but he was in attendance watching Tuesday’s Texas Tech satellite camp relatively in silence. Every now and then, he’d chat on the sidelines or crack a joke with high school teammate -- and heavily recruited offensive tackle -- Ty Barrett.

For the most part, Evans was very businesslike in watching the Red Raiders coaching staff and how they coached the campers. Following the camp, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound athlete announced his top five.

Victor Evans
Defensive end Victor Evans has a top five of Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor, Ole Miss and Tulsa.
That top five includes Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor, Ole Miss and Tulsa.

“It’s a blessing just to be in this situation,” Evans said. “I never thought I’d make it to this point. Honestly, I thought I’d be a dude coming into my senior year with maybe one offer. By the grace of God and the dedication of me and my family, I’m in this situation. I’m thankful.”

Evans has made camp appearances to Texas, Texas Tech and Baylor, and he’s a fan of all three Big 12 programs. He also likes what Ole Miss has to offer, and if he were to choose the Rebels, he’d play alongside former teammate and 2012 Elite 11 national participant DeVante Kincade.

The wildcard of the five arguably is Tulsa. What is it about the Golden Hurricane that intrigues Evans? He’ll be the first to admit that Tulsa’s sincerity won him over.

“Tulsa had an effect on me when they came to me with a different approach,” he said. “Every college coach will tell you what they do like about your performance. They came to me and told me what they didn’t like when they visited. No college coach had ever done that.

"They were worried about my family life. Not a lot of coaches ask about my family and my circumstances at home. They let me know if I went there, I’d be starting early and playing early. I’ve got two other schools that do that, but there, I feel like I can be a better fit. It’s a good school. The classes are smaller, and I’d fit in more.”

Evans’ recruiting process will be monitored closely, and he said he plans to make a decision during the week of Skyline’s first game of the upcoming season.