Evans Heads Up Impressive Group Of Visitors

Five-star Rashaan Evans heads up a talented group of official visitors expected at Auburn this weekend.

Auburn, Ala.--Following months of unofficial visits to the Auburn campus and trips to Jordan-Hare Stadium for games, five-star defender Rashaan Evans will finally take his official visit to see Gus Malzahn's program and he will be joined by several other prospectss on both sides of the ball as the Tigers look for a strong finish to their 2014 signing class.

A dominating defender for Coach Tim Carter and the Auburn High School Tigers, the 6-3, 225 Evans has already taken official visits to both UCLA and Alabama and will visit the Bruins again unofficially next week before announcing his decision on signing day.

Expected to have plenty of company on his visit from Auburn commitments such as Tre Williams, Kamryn Pettway and "Roc" Thomas, Evans said the relationships with the coaches and getting one final look at what Auburn will be a big part of his final official visit.

"I'm definitely looking forward to it," Evans said. "I'm looking forward to having a good time over there with the coaches and seeing those guys, also the current guys there. I know we're going to have a great time. I'm excited about it."

Named Alabama's 6A Lineman of the Year for his play as a senior, Evans totaled 54 tackles with 17 sacks, 29 tackles for losses, 20 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and a blocked punt. He also added five offensive touchdowns playing wide receiver and running back.

A four-star wide receiver and longtime commitment to South Carolina, speedy receiver Shaquille Davidson is expected to be in Auburn for the weekend on an official visit. Playing quarterback at Gaffney, S.C., High, Davidson had a monster senior season as the 6-1, 175-pounder threw for 1,539 yards and 13 touchdowns and added 762 yards rushing and seven more scores. He also found time to catch eight passes for 106 yards and a score in very limited action outside.

Shaq Davidson

A U.S. Army All-American, Davidson will be making his second trip to Auburn after his initial visit for Big Cat Weekend in May. Choosing the Gamecocks soon after his Auburn trip, the receiver said that one of the things he likes about the Tigers is wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig.

"I like the offense and the way they run things," he said. "It's just the coaches. They are nice guys. I can't really explain it. I really like Coach Craig. He's really down to earth. He really tells you how it's going to be and how he wants you to work."

One of the top athletes in the country that could play on either side of the ball in college, four-star Treon Harris from Booker T. Washington High in Miami played quarterback for the nation's top team but is rated as a cornerback by Scout.com.

A fan of Auburn's offense and Gus Malzahn after watching the Tiger run through the opposition on the way to an SEC Championship and the BCS title game, Harris threw for more than 1,600 yards with 26 touchdowns and only three interceptions this season. He also rushed for nearly 600 yards with eight more scores as Booker T. Washington won back-to-back state titles his last two years at quarterback and finished the 2013 season as the No. 1 ranked high school team in the nation by Scout.com.

Treon Harris

Recently committing to UCF over Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Utah and several other schools, 5-10, 180 athlete Dominick Sanders wants to see one more college and will have that chance this weekend when he is expected to travel to Auburn for an official visit. Playing safety for Tucker High in Georgia, Sanders is rated a three-star wide receiver by Scout.com, but is being recruited as a cornerback by the Knights. Auburn likes Sanders as an athlete who could play on either side of the ball.

Dominick Sanders

Making a pair of visits to Auburn last spring to meet with Malzahn and coaches Rodney Garner, Melvin Smith and Charlie Harbison, Sanders had the Tigers as an early leader but never got the offer he was looking for. With recruiting always interesting down the stretch he's a player to keep an eye on as signing day nears. If he gets that offer he's been waiting for he could just be a late addition to the Auburn class.


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