Oklahoma Football Recruiting: QB Nick Evers Commits with Spencer Rattler Transferring

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVDecember 13, 2021


After seeing a mass exodus following Lincoln Riley's shocking departure for USC, Oklahoma's recruiting is finally starting to stabilize.

4-star quarterback Nick Evers announced his intention to attend Oklahoma in a tweet Monday. 

nicco @NickEvers12

All Glory To God!<br><br>COMMITTED!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OUDNA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OUDNA</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoomerSooner?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BoomerSooner</a> <a href="https://t.co/e22EBDEdb1">pic.twitter.com/e22EBDEdb1</a>

Evers is the No. 156 overall player and 10th-ranked quarterback in the 2022 class, per 247Sports. Oklahoma and Florida, both schools going through coaching changes, were considered the top contenders to land one of the few remaining top quarterbacks in this class.

Evers threw for 2,367 yards and 19 touchdowns against eight interceptions while adding 648 yards and 14 scores on the ground as a senior at Flower Mount (Texas) High School. While his passing accuracy took a dip as a senior, Evers flashed more of a dual-threat ability that could make him capable of competing for a starting job early in his tenure in Norman.

The Sooners already lost Spencer Rattler to the transfer portal, and it's possible Caleb Williams also explores his options. That could leave Oklahoma without both of their quarterbacks who made starts in 2021. The Sooners also lost the commitment of 2023 5-star quarterback Malachi Nelson, who followed Riley to USC.

For now, Oklahoma will go into next season with Williams, Evers, Micah Bowens and Ralph Rucker on their quarterback depth chart. Ensuring Williams sticks around is the next vital step for new Oklahoma coach Brent Venables, who is returning to his former stomping grounds after spending the last decade as an assistant under Dabo Swinney at Clemson.