Longhorn Class of 2011 Preview: Sheroid Evans

By Marian Hinton


Size and speed.

This is the perfect combination for a college defensive back and 2011 Longhorn recruit, Sheroid Evans, has both.

The 6’1, 185 pound defensive back, who runs a 4.35 forty and a 21.3 in the 200m, hails from Dulles High School in Sugarland in the Houston area.

Sheroid’s speed has carried him to two titles at the National Scholastic Championships in New York in 2010, winning both the 400m and 200m. This summer, he added a 400m hurdles win to his list of national titles.

That’s not just speed; that’s world class speed.

The Rivals Network rated Evans as the No.1 most athletic and fastest DB in the country, and the #16 overall DB.

But is he a football player running track, or a track star playing football?

This is a question with which Texas football fans have become familiar with the likes of Marquise Goodwin and Brian Roberson.

Right now, many would say Evans is a track star first, but the potential is certainly there for him to excel as either safety or cornerback at the collegiate level.

Evans’ size is a huge plus.  It allows him to play very physically, and his speed allows him to cover a lot of field.

While he may not make a huge impact in 2011, with his size, speed, and athleticism, not to mention the fact that he will be coached by one of the country’s best defensive back coaches, Duane Akina, the potential is certainly there for him to become a great football player, and not just a track star.

It may take a year or two, but if he lives up to his capabilities, look for Sheroid Evans to become another great University of Texas defensive back on a long list of great Longhorn defensive backs.



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