Welcome to the early signing period for the 2022 recruiting class here at Roar Lions Roar. Make sure to check out all of our other coverage today and in the coming days, and make sure to check out each profile of the newest Nittany Lions as they sign their letters of intent. (All photos you see below are courtesy of 247Sports)
The most recent addition to the 2022 recruiting class, Omari Evans also represents one of the more versatile pieces set to join the roster.
|Position: Wide receiver|
|Height/Weight: 6'0/170 lbs.|
|High School: Shoemaker (Killeen, TX)|
|247Composite Rank: ★★★(0.8703)|
|Positional Rank: No. 654 Overall, No. 91 Wide receiver, No. 91 in Texas|
|Commitment Date: October 2, 2021|
Similar to fellow signee Cam Miller, Omari Evans spent a good portion of his high school career pressed into action as a dual-threat quarterback. For the Nittany Lions, he was recruited as a wide receiver, however, and that is where he will find his home in Happy Valley.
As you might expect from someone who was able to just step in and play quarterback, Evans is extremely athletic. His exploits on the football field and marks in track and field are proof enough of that. However, it's the potential that the Penn State coaches surely fell in love with the most here. Once he arrives in Happy Valley, he'll finally get a chance to focus on being a wide receiver full-time, and the sky is the limit.
Evans will enroll early at Penn State, and he'll be someone who will benefit greatly from joining the Dwight Galt Physical Development Program of Champions as soon as possible. Evans is likely destined to play in the slot long-term, but he'll still need to build some muscle in order to survive in the Big Ten.
Evans won't be counted on to come in and contribute right away, so anything he's able to provide as a true freshman will be a bonus. Given his background, he could even be someone that Mike Yurcich uses in a gadget play here and there as early as 2022. Still, the smart money is on him spending most of his time on the practice field as a true freshman.