2014 recruit: Alex Evans

Silver Spring (Md.) Springbrook defensive end Alex Evans visited East Carolina last month after he received an offer. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about both.

Standing 6-foot-7 and weighing in at 230 pounds, Springbrook (Md.) defensive end Alex Evans is a force to be reckoned with on the field. He recently received an offer from East Carolina.

"It was (defensive line) Coach Marc Yellock who offered me," Evans said. "He told me (ECU) was a good school and the coaches there will help better me as a player. I like how he treated me like family when we spoke."

Living in Maryland has limited Evans' knowledge about ECU. He said he knew they were a good football program, but didn't know much about the academics.

His recent visit to campus helped build his knowledge about the school.

"I visited back in June," he said. "At first I got to meet all of the coaches and then went on a tour of the school. I saw the library, a dorm room, the football stadium and saw some classrooms. I like the area around the school it seemed like a football town. I had a good time on my visit."

Evans went on to say the visit helped build his relationship with Coach Marc Yellock and solidify ECU as his current number one choice. He also mentioned a recent visit to Old Dominion and some ACC schools that have been in contact.

"I went to visit ODU in late June," Evans said. "I like them, but I like ECU better. I've heard from Maryland, Virginia, Towson, Wake Forest, Rutgers and Villanova. I think Maryland is close to offering soon, I would consider going there except I'll have a better chance to play at ECU. I can tell coach Yellock wants me more than any other school."

Before July is over, Evans plans to visit Virginia, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky.

When asked about his size, he said it has its perks.

"It gives me the arm length to get to guys easier than others," he said. "Coach Yellock told me I have room to get stronger so I'm working out and staying in the weight room to make sure I do."

Last season Evans played tight end and defensive end, two positions that are pretty much polar opposites. With that being said, he tends to favor one over the other.

"I like playing defensive end better," Evans said. "I like to get after the quarterback, it's more aggressive and I like the physicality of hitting guys. Yellock said I'll play weak side defensive end if I go to ECU."

As far as when this recruit will make his decision, it could be relatively soon.

"I am going to commit before august," he said. "I want to do it before the season starts right around the end of the summer. I plan to early enroll in January at whatever school I choose."


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