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Evans next in line at Skyline

DESOTO, Texas - Dallas Skyline is not just one of the top overall teams in the state of Texas. It is also one of the top talent-producing schools in the state.
The Raiders have former players at all positions at schools all over the country but they have somewhat become known for producing one position in particular - linebacker. Almost every Skyline starter over the past five years has gone on to play FBS ball.
The latest in that line is Victor Evans. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound rising junior was a standout at the Rivals Underclassmen Challenge and will inherit a starting role at Skyline this year. However, he has already received his first offer.
"I've gotten one offer from SMU so far," Evans said. "They offered me around the first week of June I think. It surprised me a lot because I really wasn't expecting it.
"I went to their camp and they told me they were interested right after that. Then, a couple days later, they told me they were offering me."
Evans is aware of the linebacker tradition at Skyline but he feels some people may underestimate them this year.
"We've become known as a school that produces linebackers for sure. There is something for us to live up to. We may surprise some people this year though since not many people know our linebackers."
In the past the team has always had at least one big name anchoring the linebacker corps but that is not necessarily the case this coming season. Still, Evans sees the unit as a strength of the team.
"There are a whole bunch of people that aren't quite as big as the last few guys that have been through there," he said. "We had Peter Jinkens last year and then guys like Anthony Wallace and Corey Nelson before that. We're not as well-known this year but we will surprise some folks."
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