Duke and Bama Lead For Talented Florida DB/WR

Art Evans, a speedy defensive back/wide out prospect from Florida says Duke is one of his leaders early in the process.

The Scout.com All-America combine in Boca Raton brought together several top performers including cornerback Art Evans. The standout drove the long distance from Lakeland to put on a solid performance. He talks about his day, his latest scholarship offers and the closing of Evangel Christian.

"I think I did decent," said Art Evans from Lakeland, (Fla.). "It was a real good combine. I was real impressed with Chris Rainey of course. There were a couple other defensive backs and receivers that did good as well."

"When I would take a break to get water I would go watch the offensive and defensive lineman. I thought a few of them did pretty good."

Evans measured 6'-0.5'', 160-pounds, ran a 4.47 forty-yard-dash and a 4.25 shuttle. The scholarship offers are rolling in for the Florida defensive back.

"Right now I have offers from Duke, Indiana, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Georgia, UCF and USF," Evans said. "Florida State is showing a lot of interest. Alabama plans to come either Wednesday or Thursday this week."

"The offer from Ohio State was real good. It came in about two weeks ago. My coach told me they had offered me, and it came in the mail. I really liked that offer."

"Everybody is about the same right now," he replied when asked favorites. "I am open to all the schools showing interest in me. I still really like Alabama and Duke a lot. Those two schools have been recruiting me since the beginning."

Evans was facing a tough decision when the church school struggled financially and decided to close at the end of the school term.

"I am staying at my high school," he said. "Evangel is just changing it's name. The church that owned it couldn't afford it anymore. A door was open to us and another church decided to buy the school."

"All they wanted to do was to change the name of the school. It's going to be called Victory Christian Academy. Everything is still going to be the same except for the name."

Evans plans to attend summer camps at Alabama, Duke and UCF.

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