Athletic 2014 Prospect Attracting Interest

Class of 2014 defensive prospect Rashaan Evans talks spring practice, recruiting.

Auburn, Ala.--It's early in the recruiting process for class of 2014 football prospects, but one player who is likely to garner widespread attention is Auburn High's Rashaan Evans.

The 6-3, 210-pound Evans plays defensive end for the Tigers, but projects as an outside linebacker at the collegiate level.

"I've heard from a few guys," Evans said after practice on Tuesday. "A lot of colleges like Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn. They've been looking at me."

Evans said he's not yet sure what he's looking for in a college, but plans to hit the camp circuit this summer.

"I'm going to try to hit some of the camps, the Alabama camps," he said. "Any type of camps."

Evans noted that his goals for the summer are to work out, get bigger and increase his speed.

He said he thinks spring practice has been productive so far and that he and his teammates are getting good reps.

"Some of the young guys are really getting better," he said. "I feel like practice is high-paced, more of like a game, so I think everybody's doing pretty good."

Rashaan Evans at an Auburn High spring practice.

The soon-to-be junior said he feels like he's stepping into a leadership role for his Auburn High team.

"Last year, I was growing into a more mature type of person," he pointed out. "The coaches have really helped me become a leader and help these younger guys."

Evans said he has gotten better this spring at getting off the line and shedding blocks and has worked hard at making sure he contains the outside and doesn't play too fast.

The athletic lineman will get a chance to display his skills and lay hits on someone other than a teammate on Thursday when Auburn High faces Stanhope Elmore in a scrimmage at Duck Samford Stadium at 6 p.m.

"I'm ready," Evans said. "I've been up all night thinking about it."

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