Oklahoma finally got some good news on the recruiting trail on Monday morning, as Under Armour All-American quarterback Nick Evers committed to the Sooners. Evers is officially the first player to pledge to Oklahoma after Brent Venables was hired; not a bad start for the first-time head coach.
This is a huge get for Venables and his staff and could solidify a 2022 class that looked all but doomed about two weeks ago.
Evers had been committed to Florida since March but decommitted from the Gators after meeting with the new head coach in Gainesville, Billy Napier. That gave Jeff Lebby the window of opportunity he needed, as he already had formed a relationship with Evers while at Ole Miss. Within three days of his decommitment, Evers was in Norman for an official visit and Lebby has secured his first quarterback recruit as the Sooners’ offensive coordinator.
Evers, a product of Flower Mound, Texas, is rated as a four-star QB with a 0.9371 247Sports Composite Score. He is ranked as the No. 8 QB in the 2022 class and has some pretty impressive highlight reels. Evers will play in the UA All-American game on January 2, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. If all the signs are right, Evers could be joined by a familiar face and future Sooners’ pass-catcher.
Jayden Gibson, a four-star wide receiver out of West Orange, Florida, is close friends with Evers and took his official visit to Oklahoma this weekend as well. The two built a close relationship while committed to Florida and decided to decommit from the Gators merely hours apart. The two are thought to be a “package deal” and it would not be surprising to see Gibson in the Crimson and Cream when he signs on Wednesday.
You can crawl out of your doomsday bunkers Sooner fans, kids still want to play at OU; even if it’s not for that guy from Muleshoe, Texas.