Position: Offensive Line
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
Evan William Curl (March 20, 1997) is an offensive lineman who is likely to redshirt. He's also an Eagle Scout who will major in mechanical engineering and picked K-State over offers from Cal, North Texas, and Oklahoma State.
Curl lettered two years under head coach Dane Johnson for Flower Mound High School, where he predominantly played left tackle for the Jaguars. He could play guard or tackle for us. Watch his high school highlights here.
A second-team All-District 6-6A performer as both a junior and senior, Curl earned second-team academic all-state honors and was a team captain in 2014. He also wrestled, finishing third in district play in the heavyweight division.
Curl says his style of play fits perfectly with the uptempo nature of the Big 12 Conference, he told GoPowercat.com:
"With a lot of schools in the conference, running that spread offense, you have to be a quick moving lineman who is agile in space," says Curl, who hopes to rebound in his senior season from a 2-8 record in 2013.
"At Flower Mound, we run this crazy, widespread style, but it helps me a lot at being able to move with a wide base or wide stance."
Curl also praised Kansas State University's strong fan support for his eventual decision to commit:
"The biggest thing I liked was a small student population, but it still has a very big family feel," says Curl.
"What surprised me was the student section at the basketball game and how it was as packed for them as for football. I've never seen that at any college I've gone to; the all-around support."
Expect Curl to take a season off to gain weight and develop at the position, said GoPowercat.com's Ryan Wallace:
The frame and tenacity are there for Evan Curl to become the style lineman Charlie Dickey admires, but for an incoming tackle there will need to be adjustments made to his technique.
A season or two watching Cody Whitehair and Matt Kleinsorge should be beneficial for him.