QB Evans Commits To CU

Clark Evans had heard all about the Colorado program from his former high school teammate, Matt Bahr — a guard on the Buffaloes' current roster. An offer in hand, Evans wanted to visit Boulder to get his own personal feel for the program. He encountered enough to commit to Colorado. Inside, a Q&A with Evans.

Clark Evans, the big dual-threat quarterback from Los Alamitos High in southern California, visited Boulder this past weekend with his father. He was impressed enough to make a big decision concerning his future.

"I committed (to CU) this past weekend," Evans told BSN Wednesday afternoon. "That was my first time going up there. I had heard all these great things about it, and I heard good things about the football team. Then when I went up there, I loved it. I knew that was the school that I want to be at."

Evans put up big numbers as a junior at Los Alamitos, a high school southwest of Long Beach, Calif. He threw for more than 2,300 yards and rushed for more than 900 more. He accounted for 15 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns.

Evans becomes the second quarterback to verbally commit to Colorado's 2009 class after Jordan Wynn, from Oceanside, Calif., committed earlier this year.

BSN spoke with Evans Wednesday.

BSN: Tell me about your conversations with (CU offensive coordinator) Coach Helfrich. I'm sure you spoke with him a lot.
Clark Evans
: Yeah. Well, I had talked to Coach Helfrich before. He had come down (to Los Alamitos) a lot. He's a great coach and a great guy. He came down with his little son. That was good to see. He's a great family guy. And I know he's a great coach, too.

BSN: Did you get to meet many of the current players?
Clark Evans
: I know a few. Matt Bahr, I went to high school with him. But I didn't really get to meet many because they were at morning workouts.

BSN: Tell me about your game. You guys run a spread offense at Los Alamitos?
Clark Evans
: Last year we ran primarily five-wide (receivers). I acted as our running back (from the quarterback position). This year we're going to run five-wide, but we're going to go into a veer, too. I rushed for more than 900 yards because we really didn't have a running back.

BSN: What did Coach Helfrich and Coach Hawkins tell you they liked about your game?
Clark Evans
: That I'm a competitor. They like that I compete.

BSN: How big are you right now?
Clark Evans
: I'm 6-5, 225.

BSN: What other offers do you have?
Clark Evans
: Boise State, San Diego State, Kansas State and Arizona.

BSN: Are you going to take official visits this fall?
Clark Evans
: I'm only planning on taking an official to Colorado.

BSN: Colorado got a verbal commitment from another quarterback, Jordan Wynn, already. Do you know him?
Clark Evans
: I've met him before. He's a good guy.

BSN: Did CU coaches talk to you about wanting to take two quarterbacks?
Clark Evans
: They told me right when I got there that they already had a quarterback commitment. And I knew that, too. They were the first one's to offer me, and I wanted to go see the school, and I loved it.

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