5-Star Rashaan Evans Talks Wild Iron Bowl

5-star Rashaan Evans discusses the wild ending to the Iron Bowl, Auburn's season, and getting ready for the state championship game.

Auburn, Ala.--Five-star prospect Rashaan Evans thought he had seen it all when Auburn beat Georgia two weeks ago on a last-minute deflected touchdown pass from Nick Marshall to Ricardo Louis, but he has changed his mind after Saturday's Iron Bowl.

Admitting he went a little crazy when Chris Davis returned a missed Alabama field goal 109 yards for a touchdown on the last play of regulation to give Auburn a 34-28 win and secure a berth in the SEC Championship Game, Evans says it's hard to put into words how wild the game was.

"It topped it," Evans tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I knew it was going to be crazy. I knew it was going to be another one of those memorable games. I knew it was going to come down to the wire and that's what happened."

Playing close attention this season as Auburn has gone from a team under the radar to now the western division champion, Evans says that he sees a team that believes in what it is doing and that's fun to watch.

"They are just relentless," Evans says. "It just doesn't matter who they go against they believe now. With that I think they can continue to move on and get more wins. Big ups to them. I'm just excited for them."

Growing up around Auburn and the son of a former Tiger (Alan Evans), he has always taken an interest in what is going on with the program. Looking at Georgia, Alabama and UCLA in addition to the Tigers, he says that before the year started he wasn't sure what to think of Gus Malzahn's Tigers, but now he has no doubt about the direction of things.

"They have moved almost all the way up now," Evans says. "That's all I can say. It's just about everything, the whole season. I told you at the beginning that this season was going to determine a lot. That's what they've done. Everything Gus Malzahn said has come to fruition. He told me he was going to get their edge back so a big shoutout to him. I'm just happy for them."

While the Auburn University Tigers will be preparing for a championship game on Saturday against Missouri, Evans and Auburn High will be getting ready for their first-ever state title game appearance this Friday night against Hoover in Tuscaloosa. Surviving a wild game of their own last week at McGill-Toolen that featured a goal line stand on the final play of the game, Evans says he's excited to live out his dream of playing for a title this week.

"I'm definitely happy about that," Evans says. "We're about to make history. Me and my boys are going to take this week like every other week we've had. We're going to go in there just like always and firing off for a win."


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