Class of 2004: Daniel Evans

Raleigh (NC) Broughton High School Quarterback Daniel Evans enters his senior season as one of the most prolific passers in the state. With a college decision months away, he's definitely in no hurry to make a choice.

"Coach Brunner sent out film to all the schools in the region, and I really don't have a favorite at this point," Evans told StateFans. "I like all the schools around here, the ACC and SEC, but I'm open to any program at the moment."

Evans posted impressive numbers last season, throwing for nearly 3,600 yards and 44 Touchdowns. For his efforts, Daniel was named Cap 6 Offensive Player of the Year. Broughton Head Football Coach Dave Brunner expects an even better season from his star QB and loves the intangibles he brings to the table.

"We return alot of guys next year and I think we'll do well with Daniel running the team," Coach Brunner said. "He's an intense and competitive young man who's a great decision maker. He rarely tries to make the wrong play and has a tremendous array of touch on his passes. He has all the intangibles to be an effective Quarterback at the next level."

Evans, who stands 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds knows that he has to improve his physical strength before taking the next step to college football.

"Yea, I know I have to get stronger and I need to stay in the weight room, but I'm trying," he said laughing.

"Daniel's relative weakness is his relative weakness," Coach Brunner said. "He needs to get stronger for the next level, and we all know that. But, the colleges are still after him!"

Living in Raleigh and having a father [Johnny Evans] who was a star Quarterback at N.C. State, it's easy to think that growing up Daniel favored the Wolfpack. But is that really the case?

"I've liked N.C. State for a long time, but growing up I really didn't have a favorite team," said Evans. "I did like watching Charlie Ward play so I guess you could say I liked FSU growing up."

"Right now, I really like the program at State though. I think they are on the rise, and it was impressive when they beat Notre Dame this year. I also like Coach Amato and it's really a good school too."

With a limited number of football scholarships this season, it will be interesting to see if an offer can be extended to the younger Evans. Regardless, he's definitely a talented football prospect and one to watch in the Class of 2004.


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