Pack Offers Evans

Hampton (VA) Bethel's Jontel Evans excels on the gridiron and the hardwood. Pretty soon he'll have a couple of major decisions to make. Will it be football or basketball on the college level? What college will he attend?

Hampton (VA) Bethel's Jontel Evans excels on the gridiron and the hardwood. Pretty soon he'll have a couple of major decisions to make. Will it be football or basketball on the college level? What college will he attend?

"I just want to play one sport," he said. "I don't know yet which one it's going to be. The level I can play at will probably decide that."

As Bethel's starting point guard, he averaged 12 points a game and laces them up on the AAU circuit with Boo Williams. Playing tailback, the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder rushed for 1,800 yards and 27 touchdowns. On the recruiting front, he's hearing from schools for both sports and has already received his first offer.

"I've been offered by NC State for football," said Evans. "It was exciting. I was really happy to get my first one. They are recruiting me as a running back.

"They like how I can
catch the ball out
of the backfield."

"For basketball, my coach said Marquette called and offered, but I havent got it yet in writing. UVA is also recruiting me as a point guard, and they just offered me. They want to get to know me and my family some more too."

Virginia Tech, Syracuse, South Carolina, and Maryland are recruiting him heavily at tailback. Penn State is also expressing interest, and Syracuse indicated that a scholarship offer will be extended once they receive his latest SAT score.

"I'm wide open," said Evans. "I want to take my time and see what happens... see who all recruits me."

NC State made an impression by offering early, and Wolfpack defensive line coach Keith Willis is handling his recruitment. What does the Wolfpack like about Evans?

"They said they like my ability to turn the corner," stated Evans. "They like how I can catch the ball out of the backfield, and they like how I make moves and make guys miss.

"Coach Willis is the one recruiting me. He's a cool guy. I like him."

Evans hasn't scheduled any camps or visits, but he has a feel for when he would like to make a verbal commitment.

"I'd probably want to decide in August," he said. "I'd want to before I start back my football season."

Jr. Film: #14 RB Jontel Evans Video (AthleteVault.com)


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