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Miss. St. commit looks back on season

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Ty Evans emerged as a top-flight quarterback for Lexington (Tenn.) as a junior, but the Mississippi State commitment was a bit disappointed with how his senior year panned out.
“We got put out of the playoffs in the first round on Friday by Southside, the district champ,” Evans said. “We lost by three, and it just didn’t turn out the way I wanted. I really didn’t think I played all that well. I had some good games and some bad ones. I think we just had to deal with some more things with the team at school than we had to last year, and that made me focus on some other stuff sometimes.”
Looking back at his recruiting, Evans says that pledging to the Bulldogs was a fairly easy decision for him.
“I wanted my decision made by midseason,” he said. “The coaches at MSU made me confident that I would be part of their program, and I really liked that. Coach Croom really sold me a week before I committed. It blew my mind how much he understood every aspect of the game, and it really sold me. I’ve been there for four or five of their games this season, and I’m still planning to take my official visit there, the coaches and I just have to set it up.”
With all his major decisions out of the way, Evans said that he’s happy that the recruiting process has ended for him, and that he can now look forward to the next step in his career.
“I stopped getting calls about three weeks after I committed, and now I’m just really enjoying it. I show a lot of emotion and intensity when I play, whether I’m on the field or not. I just try to let teammates know how important every big play is; try to feed off of them. I know being an SEC quarterback is going to take a lot more dedication, on and off the field with studying and game film and everything, but I’m looking forward to that. I should be down on campus in early June, and I’ll get videos and the playbook and everything after national signing day to get a jump start. I’m looking forward to that.”
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