Talented 2014 Prospect Has Auburn In Top Four

Talented Auburn High junior Rashaan Evans talks about visiting Auburn, and we take an early look at several more prospects expected in for a junior day on the Auburn campus this Saturday.

Auburn, Ala.—Already a four-star prospect and the number six rated outside linebacker prospect in the country, according to Scout.com, Auburn High standout Rashaan Evans is already a veteran of the recruiting game even though he's still just a junior. With more than two dozen offers at the moment and more to likely come, the son of former Auburn running back Alan Evans is just taking things in stride at the moment while he gets to know many of his favorite schools by taking visits.

Currently Evans has a top four of Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, and UCLA, but he says he's planning to take his time before making a decision because when he makes his choice it's going to be final.

Even though he's grown up around Auburn, one of the schools he's taking a closer look at is Gus Malzahn's Tigers. A visitor to a pair of basketball games in order to spend time with Malzahn and several assistant coaches, Evans says so far he's enjoying getting to know the new staff and learning what they are looking for on defense.

"It's going pretty good," Evans says. "I'm really just trying to get to know the coaching staff. I'm just meeting up with them and getting to know the whole coaching staff. I'm pretty impressed with all them and their whole scheme. They really laid it all out for me."

While Evans was very familiar with the previous staff, unlike many defensive guys he was already somewhat familiar with Malzahn from his time as Auburn's offensive coordinator. That is something he says helps them to build a stronger relationship with each meeting.

"It's real good," Evans says of his bond with Malzahn. "It's starting to get stronger and stronger. Me and Gus are real cool. I've known Gus since I was in ninth grade and I was playing quarterback. It was pretty fun meeting back up with him.

"We got to spend a lot of one-on-one time with each other," Evans adds of the basketball game. "Just doing things like this is really helping out a lot."

This weekend Evans plans to be back on the Auburn campus for a Junior Day that will feature some of the top prospects from around the region. Expected to visit with Evans from Auburn is 2014 athlete Blaise Taylor.

Other players expected to be on the Auburn campus this weekend include linebackers Tre Williams from St. Paul's and Shaun Hamilton from Carver High in Montgomery, defensive backs Quade Alexander from Florence, Stephen Roberts from Opelika, and Demetrius Kemp from Demopolis. Offensively some of the prospects expected Saturday include athletic quarterback Kendrick Doss from Florence, athletes Jakell Mitchell from Opelika and Draequon Murphy from Carver-Montgomery, and linemen Jordan Sims from Homewood and Cole Hardin from Florence.


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