Boise State Picks Up Big Commitment From DB Marques Evans

Marques Evans could feel it coming. After years of hard work, his dream was about to become a reality. The call came, and he wasted no time in answering.

A senior defensive back at Newbury Park High School in Southern California, Marques Evans had eyed an offer from Boise State since he was a little boy. The Broncos began recruiting him months ago, and it finally came Sunday night. On Monday, he committed.

"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. has been covering Boise State sports since 2002. You can keep up to date on the latest Boise State news by following publisher Kevin Hiatt @Kevin_Hiatt, and lead reporter Chase Glorfield @ChaseGlorfield on twitter, by liking and following our Facebook page at BoiseStateBroncosOnScout, and by keeping your browser on the BroncoCountry website and message board. If you're a recruit who wants to create, or update a profile, or if you just have Boise State recruiting information to share, email Kevin and Chase at

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