"For such a long time, ever since I was a kid, I looked at Boise State as the school I wanted to go to," Evans said. "They have a winning tradition, a great program, and they put guys in the NFL.
"The school has outstanding academics, which helped seal the deal."
Evans chose the Broncos over offers from Nevada, Utah State, Hawaii and New Mexico, plus heavy interest from Fresno State.
Running backs coach Lee Marks has been his main recruiter, and represented the Broncos' interest in an honest, down-to-earth manner, according to Evans. After some work in the classroom, it became apparent that Boise State would pull the trigger.
"(Marks) and I really see eye to eye on everything. He's great to talk to," Evans said. "I was expecting an offer for a while. Coaches wanted to see my grades improve. When they did, the offer came."
At Newbury Park, Evans, a three-star prospect, lines up in multiple positions. At 6 foot 1 and 180 pounds, he has the athleticism and cover skills to play corner, plus the size, speed and desire to hit like a safety. He prefers corner, but the "hybrid" athlete is ready to go anytime he's on the field.
"I try to play like Richard Sherman or Marcus Peters," he said. "I'm really long and can play, and I'm super aggressive. I try to play like those two.
Evans' cousin is Keith Price, a former quarterback at the University of Washington. When he was younger, Evans and his family passed through Boise while in the Pacific Northwest to see Price play.
"I don't remember much and I wasn't really there to see the school," he said. "But I can't wait to get up there this fall."
Fresh off his commitment to the Broncos, Evans will lead the Newbury Park Panthers into action on Aug. 26 as they kick off their season in Oxnard, Calif., against Pacifica.
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