Texas A&M Football Signs DL Dealyn Evans on National Signing Day
Texas A&M football, though having to weather a late run from programs like Texas, USC, and Alabama, have held on and signed their longest-tenured commitment of the class, Dealyn Evans. Evans committed to the Aggies back in late July/early August of 2022 at the famous pool party recruiting event that was a staple under Jimbo Fisher.
Standing at 6’4.5” and weighing in at 260 LBs according to 247 Sports, Evans had a meteoric rise up the rankings from the time he committed to the Aggies until signing his name on the dotted line. Ranked by some outside the top 300 when he committed, he is now the 90th-ranked player in the composite.
Evans played his high school ball at Pine Tree High School in Longview. According to 247Sports, Evans’s “[c]ombination of physical specs, three-sport athletic profile, and on-field performance provide the potential to become an all-conference defensive lineman with an early-round NFL Draft ceiling.” Evans will likely play as a strongside defensive end with the Aggies, though if he puts on some weight, he could end up as a guy who can play both inside and out a la DeMarvin Leal.
As I mentioned, the Aggies had to weather some runs from other programs in order to land Evans. Those three other schools I mentioned—Alabama, Texas, and Southern Cal—all made legitimate efforts to get Evans to flip his commitment, but Texas A&M football was able to hold on even through a coaching change.
For a long time, Florida seemed like the biggest threat to pull in Evans, but once the Gators fired their DL coach in Sean Spencer—who, of course, the Aggies then hired—it seemed all but a certainty that they had him locked in, and an official visit this past weekend cemented that. This is a huge retention in the class by Mike Elko, and a big deal to get Evans to sign early after he had previously said he would wait until the later period.