Junior Receiver Enjoys Visit to Auburn Campus

Lavontay Evans, a member of the Class of 2012, talks about recruiting and his visit to check out Coach Gene Chizik's Auburn Tigers.

Millen, Ga.--A versatile athlete who is going into his junior year says he is interested in the Auburn football program after visiting the campus this week.

Lavontay Evans, a 6-4, 196 receiver from Jenkins County High School, is a prospect to watch for the 2012 signee class.

"I saw a lot of interesting things at Auburn and I saw a lot of things I like about it,"?he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I like the way they have got their program going. I like their emphasis on education and the family. I do think if I decided to go there it would be a good place for me."

A prospect who is 16 years old, he is one of three outstanding juniors on his team along with defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor and defensive end James Deloach.

"I play wide receiver, which is my favorite position, and I also play defensive end to fit in and be a link in the chain that is my team," Evans says. "I am playing where I?have to because I want a state championship and I am willing to do whatever I have to do to get the ring."

Evans, like his teammates Deloach and Taylor, says he can't wait to see what Jenkins County will do this season. "I think this is going to be an excellent year for us."

Like many of the top athletes at small high schools (Jenkins County is a Class A team) he plays more than one sport. "I also play baseball, basketball and I run track," he says.

The prospect notes that he attended football camps this summer at Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Alabama and visited several other colleges in addition to Auburn.

Alabama and Georgia Southern are among the colleges recruiting him, says Evans who adds, "I have had a couple of teams that told me they are going to be looking to give me a scholarship, but I don't have any offers yet."


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