The University of Louisville football staff continues to make recruiting the state of Georgia a priority, extending a scholarship offer to Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer linebacker Donta Evans earlier in the week.
"I was kind of surprised by it," Evans said. "I hadn't heard much from them, but my coach was keeping in contact with them and he told me to call them the other day, so I did and they offered me. It feels great that they think enough of me to do that."
Louisville's offer increases Evans scholarship count to five, joining Auburn, Kentucky, NC State and North Carolina.
"I'm open to everybody right now," he explained. "I don't have any favorites. I'm trying to take it all in and learn as much as I can about each one."
Evans has made an effort to visit as many schools as possible, attending Junior Day events at Auburn, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. He's also made unofficial visits at Florida State, NC State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and others. The offer from the Cardinals has made Louisville a future destination.
"My dad and I have talked about going up there," he said. "We'll probably make it up there at the end of this month or at the beginning of next month."
As Evans makes a visit he's taking mental notes on what each program has to offer. From the football facilities and campus, he's taking it all in to help when it comes to making his college choice.
"The first thing is making sure I'm able to get a good education," he said. "I also want to see what the coaching staff is like and a team that has a winning tradition. I don't know when I will [commit], I guess it'll be whenever I just get that right feeling about it."
Evans, who recently moved to Georgia from South Carolina, earned 1st Team All-State honors following a junior season at Lake Marion that saw him total 162 tackles, including 32 for a loss.