Evans Talks Big Ten

One of the top receivers on the west coast is Inglewood's Shaquelle Evans. Naturally, local schools like USC and UCLA have been all over the five-star wideout, but he has also received interest from prominent programs in the Midwest like Michigan and Ohio State. We caught up with Evans at the Los Angeles Under Armour/Scout.com combine to talk about the Big Ten.

Inglewood wide receiver Shaquelle Evans sat out Saturday's Under Armour/Scout.com combine in Los Angeles with a shoulder injury, but that didn't stop the five star prospect from coming out and checking out the talent in southern California.

The 6'2, 192-lb Evans says the injury is minor and he will be ready to go for the summer as he prepares to take visits to try to narrow down his list of schools. Currently, he has the most interest from UCLA, USC, Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, California, Notre dame and Tennessee and says geography is not on his mind.

"I'm considering everybody, Midwest, East, West, everybody," he said

While he hasn't visited Ann Arbor or Columbus, Evans says he will take official visits to both along with Notre Dame, LSU and Tennessee. Both the Wolverine and Buckeyes have been in close contact and he certainly has taken note of both schools' impressive lists of pass catching alumni.

"I've been talking to Coach Hazell at Ohio State, he's a cool guy. He was telling me how they put wide receivers in the first round the last few years like Ted Ginn, Tony Gonzalez and Santonio Holmes. Michigan has had guys like Braylon Edwards and Mario Manningham, they've had a rich tradition of receivers."

Evans says it is possible he will be in Columbus for the big game between the two rivals this year as well as an additional trip to the Big House. Thus far, he has enjoyed his contact with the new staff in Ann Arbor.

"My recruiter is Tony Dews, the receivers coach," Evans said, "He's a pretty well rounded guy, easy to talk to, easy to get along with and very well spoken."

This January, Evans will play in the U.S. Army All-American game and says it will be around that time where he will make a commitment. That will also coincide with winter time up in Michigan and Ohio, but the cold won't be a factor for Shaquelle.

"I'm cool with that," he said of the weather, "it's just something to get used to. I've never been to different kind of weather so I have to get used to it."

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