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Evers talks commitment, Mullen and being ready to lead this class

March 10, 2021
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Even with everything in the recruiting process being turned upside down and inside out due to Covid-19, Flower Mound (Tx.) three-star quarterback Nick Evers‍ took things a step further.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder brought to an end what was already a non-traditional recruiting process that saw him skip over making multiple visits before cutting his list one or two times before finally making an announcement – by simply tweeting out his commitment.

After receiving offers from the likes of Auburn, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Penn State, and Texas Tech among others, Evers decided that he was ready to make his choice.

“I called Coach [Dan] Mullen and told him that after a lot of prayers, and talking with my family, that I wanted to be a Gator,” explained Evers. “He was excited to hear that and said the work is just now beginning because I need to help lead this class. The great part is, I’m ready to do that and get some more dudes! That’s part of my job now, so let's get at it!”

Considering Florida offered just over a month ago, this is quite a whirlwind romance. Which then begs the question, why Florida and why now?

“Florida checked so many boxes for me,” said Evers. “Having a top 10 education and a top 10 football team are pretty compelling. I already had a great relationship with Coach [Garrick] McGee, but when I had a chance to go deeper with Coach Mullen, my family and I talked and we said – 'This all feels right, what are we waiting for?''”

With in-person, campus visits out of the question, thanks to the NCAA mandated dead period, Evers and his family were left forced to get to know the coaching staff online, via a virtual visit.

“The virtual visit was huge, to be honest,” said Evers. “Unfortunately, Covid-19 has affected so much for so many – but having the ability to connect virtually helped answer a lot of questions. We had a chance to see the facilities, talk with the staff, learn about the education, and of course, the game environment seems INSANE. I can’t wait to get down there!”

Even with getting to know the staff, team, and campus better thanks to the virtual visit, Evers is still making a huge leap of faith by committing sight unseen.

“I’ve been to Florida many times,” said Evers. “I just haven't toured the facilities/campus – but technology helped fill the gaps. There are so many things that you can actually get a genuine appreciation for even without being there in person. In my case, it was the relationships!”

It also didn't hurt that Dan Mullen has a history of developing quarterbacks. That point was further documented when the news broke on Monday that former Mullen protege Dak Prescott had resigned with the Dallas Cowboys for $160 million.

Evers said he was already convinced of Mullen’s ability even before that took place.

“Coach Mullen’s track record speaks for itself. Clearly, he can develop quarterbacks, which is always appealing - but that alone is not enough. Florida is the complete package!”

Now that he is locked in, Evers said he has his marching orders going forward.

“It's simple, I'm going to recruit for my class! We have work to do, but there is no better tool to attract talent than The University of Florida. I already have started. The 'who' I will keep to myself for now, but we will get some dudes! The main thing I want people to know about me is that I come to work, compete, but I also come to win! Championships are expected, so let's go do that!”

Evers is the No. 447 ranked prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite.

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