The injury-prone projected starter was finally fully recovered after suffering an ACL tear in October of 2013 and missing the entire 2014 season when he went down with a non-contact knee injury early in spring practice.
This is just is another in a long line of setbacks for Evans on the football field -- he's played in 27 games in his career, but hasn't ever started despite high expectations accompanying him to campus after coming to Texas as a decorated track athlete who ran a 10.39 100m during his junior season.
With Evans out, Texas will rely on a host of younger players at the position, including junior Bryson Echols and sophomore Antwuan Davis while redshirt freshman Jermaine Roberts recovers from his own knee injury. Of those players, Echols is the only one with a start under his belt, as he opened the game with the ones against Texas Tech last fall and turned in a strong performance.
So the Longhorns will enter the 2015 season with limited experience at cornerback and will have to hope that Echols and Davis emerge or that freshmen like Holton Hill and Kris Boyd arrive this summer ready to contribute.