Octavius Evans, 2017 WR, Center (Texas)
Size: 6-2, 198
Recruiting: Evans took an official visit this weekend to Boise State and committed to the Broncos. During the course of his recruitment, Evans has garnered offers from Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, and ULL.
Rankings: Evans is the No. 19 receiver in the state of Texas, which is absolutely loaded at the receiver position in the 2017 recruiting cycle. Evans is a high three-star prospect and the No. 83 overall prospect in Scout's final 2017 Texas Hot 100 rankings.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: In a four-year varsity career for Center High School in Texas Class 4A, Evans caught 254 passes for 3,200 yards and 26 touchdowns on 12.6 yards per reception.
2016: As a senior, Evans caught 66 passes for 852 yards and six touchdowns.
2015: Evans finished his junior season with 76 catches for 1,016 yards and nine touchdowns on 13.4 yards per catch as he helped Center to a 10-3 record and third-round playoff appearance in Texas' Class 4A Division II.
2014: As a sophomore, Evans caught 45 passes for 598 yards and three touchdowns.
2013: Evans started the entire 2013 season as a freshman, catching 67 passes for 734 yards and eight touchdowns while also playing in the secondary.
With a big frame and the requisite natural pass-catching instincts, Octavius Evans is a high-major receiver prospect in the 2017 class. His 6-foot-2 frame gives him very good height and provides him with the length that suggests he can bulk up to a truly big outside receiver at the next level.
Big catch radius and high-pointing ability make Evans a dangerous red-zone weapon, while also making him a ball-winning threat along the sideline in any jump-ball scenario, regardless of field position. Adjusts well to the ball in flight. Can make plays with defensive backs hanging on him. Also unafraid to go over the middle, as well as willing to go for grabs in heavy traffic in short-to-intermediate range.
Can improve overall explosion and top-end speed, but does show ability to gain yards after catch on quick-hitting routes. - Gabe Brooks
- Body control
- Catching in traffic
- Red-zone weapon
Areas to Improve
- Quick-twitch athleticism