The Sun Devils verbally offered Evans, who's being recruited by defensive coordinator Craig Bray, a month ago. "They said that if I meet the academic qualifications that they will have a ride for me," commented Evans. "I said ‘all right bro.' I grew up being a Pac-10 fan and I know that Arizona State has a good program."
The 6-3 255 DeQuin Evans, who prepped at Compton Dominguez High School, was voted All-Conference as a freshman. During that season he posted 33 tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and five sacks.
"I have a good get-off," remarked Evans concerning his skills. "But the get-off is a so important to a defensive lineman that it's something you should always improve on. I need to be fiercer in rushing the passer and just work on all the moves you need for a defensive lineman."
Evans was clocked running a 4.6. He bench presses 405 lbs., squats 500 and power cleans 325.
"Right now we're 2-7," stated Evans who has so far five sacks on the year. "We lost a lot of close games by a field goal; safety…just crazy stuff like that. It has been a learning experience. I guess the upside to all this is that I'm paying well and getting recruited by a lot of schools."
"The whole experience is helping me prepare for the D-I level."
Evans will be a unique mid-year transfer, since he's scheduled to receive his AA degree in February and stated that he should be eligible to enroll in the spring at the school of his choice. He will have three years to play two.
"I've been trying to knock out classes as much as I can," said Evans. "Everything is on track right now. My winter session runs from January to February and I should be done the first week of February. I want to get to a D-I school as soon as I can, learn that playbook as fast as I can so I have a chance to start next season."
Evans wishes to major in criminal justice and stated that getting a good education is the most important aspect for him when choosing which school to commit to.
"I also want to make sure that I have a good living situation," he said. "I can't play at a school where after one week I can't stop saying ‘I wanna go home.' I have to be just focused on football and my education so I can chase my dreams."
The Seahawks play their last game of the season this Saturday, and Evans anticipated starting his visit circuit in the next two to three weeks.