Dealyn Evans, a 4-star defensive lineman out of Longview, Texas (Pine Tree) has become the first commitment in the class of 2024 for Texas A&M.

Evans was recruited to the Aggies by Elijah Robinson, Terry Price and TJ Rushing. He’s listed at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, and is ranked the No. 22 defensive lineman in the class, and No. 33 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Evans earned his offer from Texas A&M following a strong summer camp in June, TexAgs reported. When he received the offer, he knew he likes the family feel surrounding the program, and he knew he would return to Aggieland at the end of July.

The Aggies beat out the likes of Baylor, Arizona State and Washington to get him. It also marks A&M’s first head-to-head victory over Texas in 2024 recruiting, Rivals noted. Evans was among the prospects to visit College Station Saturday for A&M’s annual pool party and barbecue and came away hinting strongly that he was on the verge of committing. He did just that on Sunday.

Evans last season made 55 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 5 sacks in his sophomore season at Pine Tree.

Here are his highlights from Hudl: