Whether it's firm or not, still remains to be seen.
"Last night, Shaq gave USC a verbal, but it's only a soft verbal at this point," said his mother, Kalisha.
Evans was set to take a trip to Notre Dame later this month, and the plan is that it will still occur.
"He's still planning on taking his trips to Notre Dame and he's not ruling anybody out. That's why it's a soft verbal and that's why he's taking his trips. He want's to see what other schools have to offer."
"He will make his final decision in January," said his mother.
Evans is currently regarded as the top receiver prospect in the West and is a top 10 receiver nationally.