Big Goals for 2014 Prospect Rashaan Evans

Defensive end/linebacker Rashaan Evans from Auburn High School talks recruiting and his performance in the preseason game against Troup County

Rashaan Evans vs. Troup County

Auburn, Ala., -- Auburn High School defensive end Rashaan Evans will have a chance to be one of the top prospects in the state of Alabama for the class of 2014. A speedy defensive end that is relentless getting to the quarterback, he is getting early interest and has a pair of offers from two of the top schools in the Southeast.

"I've got offers from Auburn and Georgia," Evans said. "They're looking at me at outside linebacker. I got those offers in the spring."

Evans' father Alan Evans played running back at Auburn in the mid-80's, but Rashaan said that he has no leader at the moment.

"Not right now," he explained. "I'm going to take it slow. I just want to make a good decision. Whenever I decide to go there, I want to go there permanent. I don't want to transfer or anything like that."

Evans added that there is some pressure to follow in his father's footsteps. "A lot of my family wants me to go to Auburn just because it's close to home, but that's all it is though. Mainly they want me to go somewhere safe and where the college will take care of you."

Evans was disruptive in just a half of football in the preseason opener.

Evans, 6-3 ½, 215, was in on a few tackles for a loss and his presence in the backfield also disrupted several zone read plays versus Troup County on Thursday in a preseason game.

"It was fun," he said after the game. "I was getting tired of hitting the same people in practice, so it was exciting to get things going. I got off the ball pretty well.

"I was trying to get back there, but I've got a lot of things to work on," he added. "I'm going to try to do that before the first game when we play Valley. I've got to work on my hands so I don't get held up by the offensive linemen."

With Texas A&M commitment Cameron Echols-Luper leading the offense and Auburn commitment Reuben Foster added to the defense at middle linebacker, Evans has high hopes for AHS this season.

"It's fun playing with Reuben," Evans said. "He's crazy. He brings a lot of enthusiasm to the defense.

"I really think we've got a chance to win state, actually. I'm pretty excited. I'm real excited to start the season, and I've got big goals for this team. I want to go all the way."

Auburn will open the regular season Friday night at Valley.

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