Archer High LB Pleased About Auburn Offer

Class of 2016 football prospect Donta Evans talks about his visit to Auburn and a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

Lawrenceville, Ga.--Donta Evans says he is glad about his decision to spend Saturday touring the Auburn campus and hanging out with the football team’s defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp, and the rest of Gus Malzahn’s coaching staff.

“My junior day visit was amazing,” the class of 2016 prospect from Archer High School tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. “I had to choose between Auburn and Georgia, and I got to leave with an offer so it couldn’t be any better.”

Evans notes that he hopes the offer from the Tigers doesn’t blow up like a previous one did. “Getting this offer today is like getting my first offer all over again and I am excited,” he says. “My first offer had been from UAB, but they got shut down.” (UAB decided to disband its football program.)

Evans says that he measured in at six-foot-two, 226 pounds on Saturday, which is excellent size for a linebacker, especially one who won’t turn 17 years old until Sept. 1st.

“I am actually supposed to be in 10th grade,” he points out. “My mom skipped me up when I was in elementary school so I guess it was a good idea.”

Despite being younger than his classmates, that hasn’t been a handicap on the football field.

“I had a senior in front of me and I didn’t get a chance to start until the 10th game of my 10th grade season,” Evans says. “I ended the game with 12 tackles and two sacks. Coach started believing in me then and I turned out to be a leader, a great leader, and captain of the defense. Since then he has trusted me to make the calls on the field.”

In addition to lining up at linebacker, Evans plays tight end on offense and sees part-time action in the backfield. “Sometimes I play fullback when they need a bulldozer in the backfield,” he says.

A student with a 3.3 grade point average who is in the National Honor Society at Archer High, Evans already knows what he would like to do for a career path.

“I want to study sports medicine and business management,” he says. “When I get older I want to own a gym and help players go through the recruiting process.”

Evans says that Muschamp told him that he looks like a good fit for Auburn’s defense and the linebacker notes that he is definitely interested in the Tigers.

“I am going to visit Georgia pretty soon and Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida State,” he says. “I don’t really have a favorite. I can’t be biased right now. I am open to anybody and Auburn is the first school to really give me a chance so right now it is “Go Auburn.”

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