Evans Has Bearcats High on His List

Following a campus visit, Shane Evans came away with a new appreciation for Cincinnati and what the Bearcats have to offer.

In their search for offensive linemen, Cincinnati received an on-campus visit from Crystal Lake (Ill.) Prairie Ridge three-star guard Shane Evans. The visit moved the Bearcats to the top of the 6-foot-4, 295-pound lineman's list.

"I visited Cincinnati on Thursday and had a great time," said Evans. "Coach Darin Hinsaw is my main recruiter and getting the chance to meet with all the coaches and sit down and talk with offensive coordinator Eddie Gran a little bit was great. I found all the coaches to be really nice guys and very down to earth."

While Evans was blown away by the time spent with the Bearcats coaching staff, it was the other parts of his visit that left a lasting impression.

"The facilities at Cincinnati are amazing and beautiful," he said. "They have everything you could possible want as the campus and everything around it was awesome. I won't say it was surprising, but it was better than I expected it to be."

While the Bearcats should be considered a top contender, Evans has a few other programs he's also impressed with.

"I've got nine offers right now," said Evans. "Cincinnati after my visit is a program I'm very high on. But I also like Western Michigan, Toledo and Northern Illinois. There are also a few Big Ten schools that haven't offered yet but seem to really like me and could offer in the near future. They would be Purdue, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Those are the Big Ten schools still sticking around."

At one time Evans was set on getting his commitment behind him before the start of his senior season. However, he's yet to be able to really settle on just one program to issue his pledge.

"Originally, I was looking to commit before my senior season," said Evans. "But I'm really in no rush to make a decision as I want to make the right decision. You see all the time people who make a commitment and then de-commit. I don't want that to be me so when I make my decision it's going to be 100-percent for that school.

"Right now there are like three or four schools that I really like and I'm trying to make sure I pick the right one and not questioning if I like that school or if I'm still thinking about other schools. I want to be totally sure I'm picking the right school."

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