2015 Texas RB Commits to ASU

Even with a huge recruiting visit weekend on tap and with the dead recruiting period lifting up just today, the Arizona State staff isn't only traveling near and far in pursuit of 2014 prospects abut also younger ones. Those efforts paid dividends today as 2015 Huntsville (Tex.) running back Morie Evans pledged to ASU.

"I really like the coaches there especially Coach Bo Graham," Evans said. "When I talked to him today he didn't know if I was going to commit but I know this is a good fit for me and thinks so too. I run a 4.37 (40 yard time) so he likes my speed and my vision on the field. He thinks I can be one of the best running backs in school history.

"I know I need to work on my footwork and get stronger. Those are things I'm going to work on in the off-season."

Evans, who also plays linebacker for Huntsville High School, received this evaluation from Scout.com's Greg Powers

"A great all-around athlete. You will find him making plays in the backfield, in the slot and on defense," Powers said. "Where does he fit in best on the next level, is still a question that needs to be definitively answered. On offense he is quick twitch and high tempo and is fast-twitch. On defense, he is a weapon, making big plays at times and using his speed to be a disruptive force."

The 5-11 189-pound Morie Evans was offered by Arizona State when the Sun Devils held a satellite football camp in Texas last summer. Both team and prospect kept in touch ever since.

"I looked up the campus online and really liked everything about it," Evans said. "I watched a lot of their games and the running backs are really good. They were one win away from the Rose Bowl and I was hoping that they were going to make it there. I like how they run a pro-set and they really make you a good running back. They use their running back a lot and they are an explosive offense.

"Their offense fits me the best and will help me get to the next level."

The running back mentioned that schools such as Alabama, Oregon, Oregon State, Baylor and Minnesota have been showing interest. Additionally it has been reported that he does have an offer from TCU.

Evans is planning to attend the team's summer camp this year as well which could be in conjunction with his first visit to Tempe, a date that he is anxiously waiting for.

"It feels really good to be a Sun Devil," Evans said.

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