One of Colorado's top rising prep quarterbacks is no longer a secret after passing for 3,130 yards, 31 touchdowns and just five interceptions as a sophomore in 2016. Ty Evans, a class of 2019 signal caller from Monument (Colo.) Palmer Ridge, has seen his recruiting interest pick up since his all-state caliber sophomore campaign.
Colorado State is among a handful of schools that has shown significant interest in the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder. Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas State, North Carolina, Northwestern, USC, and Washington have all shown varying interest, too, while he has had the chance to visit CSU, K-State and Northwestern this spring.
"I got to go to the Academic Center, meet all their strength and conditioning coaches. I went and had a conversation with Coach Bobo and I got to sit in on one of the QB meetings, then I got to watch one of their practices," Evans said of his trip to CSU. "I absolutely loved it up there. They all treated me very well. They definitely made me feel at home and feel like it was a great place to go to college."
Evans began to really pique the interest of CSU's staff early in his sophomore campaign. Mutual interest ensued, as several CSU staffers began communications with the Monument quarterback.
The recent trip to Fort Collins wasn't his first, as Evans remembers being a ball boy for a 3A boy's basketball championship at CSU when he was little. It goes without saying that his visit to CSU this time around was completely different.
His midweek visit to CSU in late March, which included time spent watching one of the Rams' spring football practices, enabled him to spend a quality chunk of his time with CSU's offensive staff.
"They definitely like my game. Coach Bobo just talked about his background and where he'd come from. He talked about how he liked how I played. We had a conversation about it and it was really great."
The CSU staff will have the opportunity to further evaluate Evans in person this summer to decide whether or not they will offer. Palmer Ridge's football team will attend CSU's team camp in a few months and Evans will return to Fort Collins to attend CSU's one-day skills camp in July.
"I would definitely love an offer from them. I would love to be able to go there. It definitely felt like they wanted me there. They said they wanted to evaluate me in person before they made any decisions," Evans explained.
Having performed well at The National Combine and a recent Nike Opening in Chicago, Evans has furthered increased his recruiting stock. It's early on in the process, but CSU has made a strong impression on the in-state talent. His visit to Fort Collins on March 28 played a big role in increasing his interest in the Rams' program.
"Right now, CSU is at the top of my list, just because they're the ones that have showed the most interest," Evans told Inside The Rams the day after his visit to Fort Collins two weeks ago. "They definitely know how to show a good time."
Evans said North Carolina is a school he hopes to hear more from, as one of his older sisters plays on UNC's volleyball team. He doesn't have any family connections to CSU, but Evans trains with former Rams quarterback Justin Holland at Jenkins Elite, as well as former CSU head coach Steve Fairchild in Denver.
Both former CSU quarterbacks have given him early insight into the CSU program, and according to Evans, have had nothing but good things to say about the Rams program. With it being so early on in the process, Evans isn't focused on deciding on a college anytime soon.