Four-star WR Anthony Evans picks Oklahoma
Anthony Evans waited until the day before his senior season kicked off in the Alamodome to reveal his college decision. He insists that he needed every minute to be sure of his next move.
The speedster from Converse (Texas) Judson inspired a frenzy during the pep rally with his commitment to Oklahoma, who beat out Penn State, Georgia and Texas A&M for the On3 Consensus’ No. 51-rated wide receiver in the nation. Evans made the call days after official visits to Athens and Norman in June, but waited until the Friday before his senior season kickoff against crosstown rival Johnson in San Antonio’s Alamodome on Saturday.
The Sooners checked off every box for Evans, who decommitted from Arkansas after taking in the spring game at Oklahoma and closed strong after the official visit.
“I would fit in perfectly in that offense and it’s Oklahoma. My official visit was amazing. The guys up there … Jackson (Arnold). Colton (Vasek) … it’s just one of those things.”
Venables to key for Evans
The Sooners lost steam with the departure of wide receivers coach Cale Gundy, who led the charge for the four-star Central Texas wideout since the spring. However, the rest of the staff never skipped a beat, including Brent Venables.
“Coach V is the key. He talks to me every day and you wouldn’t realize he’s the head coach the way he talks to me. He’s big on family. He’s big on God. He’s big on the same things I’m big on. I remember when he offered me, in his office, we talked about morals and we both wrote down the same thing.”
That momentum was never lost from the rest of the Oklahoma coaches, who found ways to separate themselves from the pack as Evans looked to finalize his decision this summer.
“I talk to Oklahoma every single day, from the receivers coach to the D-line coach to the cornerbacks coach, Jay Valai, to Coach (Brent) Venables. I have relationships with my position coach, the offensive coordinator, the head coach, everyone at Oklahoma. They all hit me up and that’s the biggest difference between Oklahoma and any other school. It’s just one of those things.”
Evans is the nation’s No. 369 overall player regardless of position according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.