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Texas offers Tulsa CB transfer Akayleb Evans

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The Texas native has two seasons of eligibility remaining and is in high demand around college football.

NCAA Football: Tulsa at Texas Jamie Harms-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns are in pursuit of another player in the NCAA transfer portal, extending an offer to Tulsa Golden Hurricane graduate transfer cornerback Akayleb Evans on Tuesday evening.

A 6’2, 188-pounder with two years of eligibility remaining, Evans holds offers from a number of other programs, including Kansas State, Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon State, SMU, TCU, Washington State, and West Virginia.

A consensus two-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting class out of McKinney, Evans did hold Power Five offers from Kansas and Iowa State when he signed with Tulsa. In four years with the Golden Hurricane, Evans started 23 games and recorded 82 tackles and 11 pass breakups, but does not have an interception in his career. In 2020, Evans started in nine games and racked up 29 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three pass breakups, and a forced fumble.

Texas has already added one graduate transfer cornerback during this offseason, McNeese State’s Darion Dunn, and have solid depth at the position, so it’s possible that the Longhorns are recruiting Evans to help at safety, where there’s a greater need.