College football’s early signing period begins Wednesday, and recent NC State quarterback commit Ty Evans will be one of the prospects signing with the Wolfpack during this window. Evans committed to NC State after a visit to Raleigh earlier this month.
Evans has had a rather unique recruiting experience, in that NC State is the third school to which he’s committed, and the other two fired their coaches, compelling him to look elsewhere. He was committed to Arkansas before Bret Bielema got fired, and then he was planning to stay home and play for Colorado ... before Mike MacIntyre got canned.
That’s an unlikely run of bad luck from a recruit’s standpoint. This is what he told the Denver Post’s Kyle Newman about his decision to flip from CU to NC State:
“When MacIntrye ended up getting fired, I knew I had to start looking at other places, just doing my due diligence as a recruit, and looking out for my future,” Evans said. “And NC State has always been in the mix for me.”
It’s worth noting as well that new NC State quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper has been recruiting Evans since Roper was still at South Carolina. But Evans said the bigger reason for choosing State was Dave Doeren and the success of the program over the last couple years. It turns out that winning helps a lot in recruiting; who knew.