Pack Still a Factor for Josh Evans?

Irvington (NJ) standout Josh Evans is a major target for NC State. Does the Pack still have a shot? Pack Pride has the latest.

While most highly-rated prospects have either made their decisions or have begun the process of narrowing things down, Irvington, New Jersey safety Josh Evans has been taking his time.

Evans, has plenty of offers to choose from and hasn't yet trimmed his list, nor has he started to think about official visits. He believes he will have plenty of time for that after his senior season is over.

"Everything's going good with us. We're 7-0 and this Saturday is actually our last game before the playoffs. After this week we should be a number one seed," he said. "We're just doing what we're supposed to do and listening to our coaching staff.

"Right now they've got me as a quarterback and kind of a spy on defense. I'm blitzing more than I used to and just helping everybody out more. I've always been progressing on defense but offensively I'm doing a lot better than last year, just knowing how to read plays, see coverages and go through my progressions."

On the season Evans has recorded 49 tackles and has picked off four passes. At 6-2 and 185 pounds, he runs the 40 in 4.45 seconds and could play any number of positions, but said he projects as a safety according to college coaches. So what are Evans’ thoughts on recruiting right now?

"I haven't set up any visits and I'm still looking at everybody that's been showing me love. I'm probably going to wait until after the season to set those up just because we've got kind of a tight schedule. I'll take things week by week once we get into the playoffs then make the transition to recruiting after that.

"With NC State, one of their coaches called me the other day. He was really nice and I enjoyed talking to him. They're a good team and everything. They've just started talking to me more recently. I know they had a coach that came up to the high school to see me play. I'll definitely be looking at them."

In addition to NC State, Evans holds offers from Iowa, Florida, Tennessee, Purdue, Syracuse, Virginia and a host of mid-majors. Behind the scenes, many have thought Florida to be the quiet leader for Evans although he denies having a favorite.

Evans is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 49 safety in the nation by Scout.com.


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