"Amazing" Visit For 5-Star Rashaan Evans

Five-star prospect Rashaan Evans discusses his visit for the Auburn-Georgia game and why he's intrigued about the Tigers' defense.

Auburn, Ala.--Five-star prospect Rashaan Evans has seen his share of games inside Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium being the son of a former Tiger and growing up in the same town. After witnessing the incredible finish in a 43-38 win for Gus Malzahn's Tigers, Evans says he's sure he's never seen anything like it.

"To be honest it was probably the best Auburn game I have ever been to because of what happened in the game," Evans tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "The last drive that Auburn had with the tipped ball for the touchdown, that really made it one of the biggest games for Auburn football that I have ever been to."

Part of a large group of prospects on hand for the game including fellow five-star prospects on Scout.com and Auburn commitments Tre Williams and Racean Thomas, Evans took in the entire atmosphere from several hours before the game until the postgame celebration. Getting plenty of Auburn talk in his ear from start to finish, the defensive playmaker says that everything about the day was great including the constant talk about committing to the Tigers.

"It was amazing," Evans says. "Just being around all the recruits and actually seeing a good game with them made it even better. They obviously are pushing me and always on me about committing. They do that and that's what all commitments do. Being at the game it was just an amazing atmosphere. The fans were crazy. Being around it was amazing. I'll never forget that game.

"They push me pretty hard and Tre is probably the worst," Evans adds laughing. "The way they do it, it's not too much and not too little. They just put enough out there to continuously remind me that they definitely want to play with me. That would be a great thing for me, to play with them as well. They are always putting it out there just to hop on board."

Rashaan Evans

Playing mostly end on defense for Auburn High School and also seeing some time at wide receiver and running back in short yardage situations, Evans has put up some monster numbers as a senior for the Tigers. With 17 sacks on the season and adding eight offensive touchdowns, Evans is the epitome of versatility on the high school level.

That's something the Auburn coaching staff sees in the 6-3, 220 Evans as well. Recruiting him to play the ‘star' position in Ellis Johnson's defense, the Tigers see him as a player that could do a number of different things down the road. Having the ability to make plays from sideline to sideline, but also strong enough to play in the box against the run and rush the passer, Evans says he feels like the position would be a good fit for him.

"That's definitely appealing to me," Evans notes. "That's something that I always wanted to do. Even right now on the high school level I'm wanting to do that. Just getting the chance to do that at the next level is definitely appealing to me. I could also drop back in coverage and rush the edge as well.

"It just gives me a chance to make big plays," he adds. "That's one of the things that is most appealing to me about the position. I know I would definitely be around the ball a lot."

Currently 11-1 on the season, Evans and Auburn High will take on region foe Carver-Montgomery in a rematch this Friday night at Duck Samford Stadium in Auburn following a 23-20 win over Foley last week. Defeating Carver 38-20 earlier in the year, Evans says the challenge will be a big one for his team with the Wolverines riding in on a six-game winning streak including wins over Blount and Fairhope in the playoffs.

"It's going to be a real big game," Evans says. "Right now Carver has obviously picked up a head of steam. They are coming off a loss from us and other losses early in the season and they have definitely turned things around. They use some guys in different ways. Our team is going to treat this game like we've treated every game since our loss to Smiths Station. We have to continue to take them one-by-one. I think we'll be prepared for this game."

That's the only focus for Evans at the moment as he continues to put recruiting on the backburner until his senior year is complete. Looking at Alabama, Georgia and UCLA in addition to Auburn, Evans says he still plans to take all of his visits before making a decision.

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