Productive Class of '06 RB Visits Tide

Chris Evans was one of the most productive backs in the state last year piling up a whopping 2,333 yards with 34 touchdowns for Alexandria High School. For his efforts he was named runner up Class 4A Back of the Year and 1st Team All-State. Evans has already taken in one junior day, and he has a busy recruiting season ahead of him.

"I went to Alabama for Junior Day, a couple of weekends ago. It was really nice. I liked the facilities, the practice fields, and the weight room," said Chris Evans.

Evans talked with the Alabama coaching staff about the Tide's expectations for the 2006 recruiting class.

"All the coaches were very nice. I met Coach Dave Ungerer and Coach Sparky Woods. Coach Ungerer is my recruiting coach. I like him a lot. He was very informative. He let me know what they are going to be looking for this year in running backs. He said he was really going to help me."

Though Evans grew up as a huge Auburn fan, the Crimson Tide had a lot to offer the talented tailback.

"I think Alabama is a great school. I grew up a big Auburn fan, but the playing opportunity for freshmen is really good at Alabama. I feel like my chances would be great," said Evans.

"Alabama is showing a good bit of interest. They have been sending me a lot of stuff. Duke has also been sending me a few things. I am interested in Auburn, Mississippi State, UAB, and Troy. I don't have any favorites. Right now, it is just whoever talks to me," Evans added.

The past two seasons, Alexandria has lost in the Class 4A semi-finals, but Evans believes his team is loaded and will make a strong run at the state title.

"We went 12-3 last year. We lost in the semi-finals for the second year in a row. We have a lot of players coming back next year. We are going to work really hard to take it a step further."

Evans knows what he must improve in order to help his team next fall. After finishing his junior year with over 2,500 yards of total offense, he knows what he already possesses.

"I feel like I have great vision, and I can make people miss. I am good at breaking tackles. I really would like to improve on my leg strength before my senior year," said Evans.

Several high school players want to win a national championship or become an All-American in college, but Evans knows what is the most important factor in his college decision.

"What I plan to major in will be the biggest factor. I want to have a good future job after football. Playing opportunity will be a factor as well."

Evans is serious about his academics as well, and he proves it in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA.

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