June 12, 2013

Evans made sure Baylor knew

DALLAS - Victor Evans was going to make darn sure that what Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett watched in May at spring football wasn't a fluke. He wanted the June performance to validate everything what was seen earlier.

A solid performance at the Lake Highland's camp last Friday in North Dallas, kept Bennett and head coach Art Briles interested. At the end of the camp, The Dallas Skyline standout defensive end said the two visited with him and offered him.

"They know I'm mobile, but they wanted to see more after that scrimmage,'' Evans said. "They said they wanted to see more of me, and I told them I was going to show them this wasn't a fluke. I was going to make it real.''

Maybe that was the good ol' fashioned reverse psychology approach, but Evans really went through a solid three hours in just about all of the drills. While this was done in nothing but T-Shirts and shorts, he was aggressive, attacked the opposing lineman and moved pretty quickly. Perhaps, the question Baylor wanted to be sure if Evans (6-4, 228) was a defensive end and not a linebacker. Baylor only has one true defensive end committed in Magnolia West's Xavier Jones. Waco Midway's Jamie Jacobs can fit multiple positions.

With the offer Evans immediately said Baylor moved into his leaders. The others are Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Kansas State and Texas. Evans is the second Skyline player Baylor has offered. The Bears offensive lineman Ty Barrett back in the spring,.

Evans is coming off 10-sack performance in 2012 and helped the Raiders to the Class 5A Division I Region II championship game. He's pretty familiar with Baylor as he has visited the campus twice. However, he's planning on taking an unofficial visit to Waco sometime in July. Ultimately he wants to decide on his school before the start of the 2013 season.

For the rest of the summer, he plans on working with some of his younger defensive teammates making sure they will as close to ready for fall camp as possible. He also wants to get up to 235 when the season begins.

"I can do more with my speed potential,'' Evans said. "I just have to keep working outside of practice.''

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