After a rather slow start to the class of 2016, Frank Solich and the Ohio Bobcat coaching staff are starting to haul in some rather decent verbal commitments. On Wednesday afternoon two-star defensive end Will Evans of Aquinas High School in Augusta, Georgia became the latest senior to give the Bobcats a pledge.
"I told Coach Williams first, and he told me that he was on cloud nine after I told him the good news. It just happened that the whole defensive staff was in the place so I got to talk to each one and tell them the good news too." The 6'3, 255-pound Evans told Hustle Belt.
"Coach Williams and Coach Burrow are really great coaches, and over the countless phone calls we had I felt like Coach Williams reminded me of my defensive line coach here at Aquinas. Plus OU is a great place where I can further my education as well."
Choosing the Bobcats over scholarship offers from the likes of Air Force, Army, Florida A&M, Liberty, and Northern Iowa, Evans is happy to have the process over with so he can get back on his grind helping Aquinas make another state title run.
"I'm glad it's over so I can really focus on the season and school, and not so much on recruiting."
Evans is currently ranked the 92nd strong-side defensive end, and 2,019th overall prospect in the 2016 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Last season for the Fightin' Irish, Will finished his junior year with well over 100 total tackles to help lead Aquinas to an overall record of 12-1.
See what Will Evans will add to the Bobcat defense with these highlights, courtesy of the team at Hudl: