Evans Excited to be a Sooner

Tyler Evans

Tyler Evans was on the Sooner watch list for some time, but it took a convincing performance at a session of the summer camp before he received an official offer. Although he is a Missouri boy he felt that Norman, Okla., was the best place for him in college.

It did not take Tyler Evans, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman from Strafford, Mo., long to consider an offer from Oklahoma over other offers from schools like Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Kansas State.

In the end he just felt like the Sooners' program offered him the best chance to be a success.

"The way they practiced," Evans said when asked about the main reasons behind his decision to become a Sooner. "I felt like I was back at home, and I felt like they would develop me to where I need to be to go to the next level."

Oklahoma offensive line coach, James Patton, played a he role in the recruitment of Evans and the comfortableness he felt with the coach helped him make the decision to commit.

"I like the way that Coach Patton did things. He showed me his way that he wanted me to be. I liked how he was a hands on man (during camp drills)."

OU fans will like to hear that their future big man is a versatile prospect with tremendous agility. As a matter of fact he considers his ability to move as one of his biggest assets on the field.

"I think my quickness," Evans said of his strengths. "I have the speed to run around. I have the speed to pull or run around in the backfield to buy the quarterback some time by blocking."

He is so quick that he is even used as a wide receiver sometimes on Strafford's seven-on-seven squad. You can just imagine what a defensive back's face looks like when they have to man up against the 6-foot-6 mammoth.

"He is like oh my gosh," Evans said with a laugh when asked about the DB's reactions.

"I do not think Oklahoma would have been interested in me if I did not move the way that I can."

Now Evans just has to play the waiting game before he gets to don his Crimson and Cream jersey. "I am super duper excited to start playing for Oklahoma. That is why I cannot wait for next year!"

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