June 20, 2024

Joseph Evans, former LSU DL, announces transfer destination

Joseph Evans, former LSU DL, announces transfer destination

Joseph Evans, a former LSU defensive lineman who entered the transfer portal nearly a month ago, has announced his new team.

Evans shared on social media that he’s committed to UT-San Antonio, with a short statement, “Let’s get to work.”

In 3 seasons at LSU, Evans, who is 6-foot-1 and 306 pounds, appeared in 13 games, recording 28 total tackles (2.5 for a loss) and half a sack. The Louisiana native out of Haynesville was a 3-star member of the Tigers’ 2019 recruiting class.

Here’s his bio from LSU:

A run-stopper in the middle of the defensive line for the Tigers … A player that seems to improve with each practice … Among a group of players in the defensive line rotation .. Works hard every day and it shows with his play … Outstanding attitude … Spent time briefly on the offensive side of the ball before finding a permanent home at defensive tackle … The move to offensive, albeit briefly, showed his versatility and his unselfish attitude … Has seen action in 11 games with five starts during his career.

Appeared in seven games, starting five times on the defensive line … Recorded 13 tackles and a tackle for loss … First career start came in season-opener against Mississippi State and he responded with three tackles … Had three tackles the following week against Vanderbilt … Had a pair of tackles and a tackle for a loss in win over South Carolina … Last appearance in 2020 came against Texas A&M (3 tackles) … Did not play against Florida and Ole Miss.

Played in four games for the Tigers in 2019 … Registered seven tackles, two each against Northwestern State, Vanderbilt and Utah State.

Outstanding athlete who doubled as a standout on the track and field team during his prep career … Consensus three-star defensive tackle … A three-year starter for Haynesville High School who played both offensive and defensive tackle throughout his career … Helped his team reach the Class 1A semifinals in 2018 … Ranked as the No. 19 defensive tackle in Louisiana and No. 45 in the nation by 247Sports … Ranked No. 24 in the state by 247Sports … Notched the 48thdefensive tackle spot by Rivals and ESPN … Also claimed the No. 22 spot by a defensive tackle according to Rivals … Compiled 38 tackles in nine games during his junior season … Built off of his sophomore campaign where he recorded 23 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack by notching 7.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, recovered three fumbles and forced one fumble in his junior campaign … A two-sport athlete who received an offer from Yale as a shot putter … Won the Louisiana 1A state title in the shot put in both 2018 and 2019 … Threw a personal best of 54-0.1 to claim the 2019 title after heaving a 53-6.25 toss for the 2018 championship … Finished third in discus the 1A state meet in 2019 with a throw of 154-04 … Father is Franklin Evans and mother is the late Deborah Evans … Has two siblings … Cousin of 10-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion Doug Evans and former NFL player Demetric Evans.

Joseph Evans’ Career Highs
Tackles: 3, 3x (First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020; Last: at Texas A&M, 2020)
Tackles for Loss: 0.5 vs. South Carolina, 2020