Local TE Looking at Options

COLLEGE PARK, MD- Calvert Hall CHS 2014 two-sport athlete Erik Evans gave an early verbal to Ohio State for lacrosse. But with big time football programs after Evans, is he reconsidering his decision? Find out if Maryland could be the one to flip the Ohio State commit...

Calvert Hall College 2014 stand out Erik Evans gave an early verbal commitment to Ohio State. However, with several big time college football programs expressing interest in the versatile athlete, he might be reconsidering his options.

"Football recruiting has actually been picking up a lot lately. I have been really considering opening my recruitment back up," Evans said. "I have talked about it with my parents. I think they are leaning towards football, and I am starting to weigh out the options."

Evans already picked up an offer from Eastern Michigan for football, while Illinois, South Florida, Maryland and UConn are also expressing interest. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder came out to Maryland's one-day camp on June 17, to show the coaching staff what he can do.

"The coaches have just been saying they are interested and they like how versatile I am. I am a three-sport athlete, so I can kind of use those skills on the football field," Evans said. "At Calvert Hall, I mostly play tight end but I played a little wide receiver too so I can fit at a lot of different spots out there."

If Evans does decide to open his recruitment up, Maryland would be an ideal fit.

"If I am going to play football, I want to stay close to home so my family could come see me play," Evans said. "Location is definitely a huge thing."

Growing up in the Baltimore area, the Cardinal's standout is more than familiar with Maryland's campus.

"I have been to a lot of football games here since I grew up not too far away," Evans said. "I love the campus. It is all packed in so it is easy to get around and everything."

Evans may reconsider his options, but he would not turn down the Buckeyes for just any offer.

"I want to go to school where they are going to use their tight ends. I don't want to go to just be a pass blocker because that doesn't suit me or my game," Evans said. "The other important factor is that I want to stay close to home like I said, so my family can come see me play."

Evans isn't planning on making a decision anytime soon.

"I will probably make a decision this fall," Evans said. "Football is definitely a lot harder than lacrosse. I think lacrosse comes more naturally to me. Football is something I have to work harder at to be a better player, but I like the challenge. "

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