Devils And Vols Top Evans' List

Art Evans, a speedy Floridan, was offered by Tennesee last week. That act by Phil Fulmer's staff propelled them into the role of leader for Evans' services. However, they aren't alone as the Blue Devils have been on the 6-foot-1, 180 pounder for a good while and have also put in enough time to be considered co-favorites.

Victory Christian (formerly Evangel Christian) athlete Art Evans is climbing the charts, and he received a big SEC scholarship last week.

"I was offered by Tennessee," said Art Evans from Lakeland, (Fla.). "A few other schools finalized their offers through the mail like Ohio State and West Virginia. Tennessee has definitely moved up on my list. They are now in my top two along with Duke."

"The Tennessee coach was making me feel wanted. I feel real good about Tennessee. They told me I am the No. 1 guy at my position on their board. I was being compared to Jason Allen. The coach was telling me my hips, speed and versatility were the same as his. That is a huge honor for me."

"Ohio State, Tennessee, West Virginia, Duke and South Florida have all said I am the No. 1 guy on their board. Alabama had been showing a lot of interest in me. Coach [Mike] Shula and coach [Chris] Ball came down here this spring. I thought they were going to offer me when they came down but, I have not been told anything. I guess they like someone else better than me."

Evans recorded over 1,300 yards receiving and intercepted 11 passes on defense during his junior season.

"All the schools are recruiting me as an athlete," Evans said. "They have all said they like me as a receiver and cornerback. Duke is the only school recruiting me as a wide receiver."

When asked favorites Evans replied, "My two favorites are Tennessee and Duke. I like South Florida a lot as well. Ohio State and West Virginia would close out my top five. I don't plan to decide anytime soon. I am going to take all of my visits."

Evans took a recent unofficial visit to South Florida, and he did not leave disappointed with the trip.

"I was real impressed with my visit there," he said. "I liked it a lot. I met a few players, and they said they saw my highlight film. They said they thought I would be a great addition to the team, and I could make an impact."

"All the coaches really loved me. They said I could be a star on either side of the ball for them. I felt very wanted not only by the coaches but, by the players as well."

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest recruiting news with Art Evans.


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