Evans, a 6-foot-1, 275-pound defensive tackle, ended the season with 75 tackles, including 40 for a loss and 19 sacks.
Evans' abilities forced David to change his defensive front from even (four linemen) to odd (three or five linemen).
"We can gain an extra guy with a kid like Samquan," David said. "I've always been a ‘40' front guy – whether it's a 4-4, 4-2-5, 4-3. But with him, you can play an odd ‘50' look – with a zero-nose and [the opponent is] going to have to double-team him either side. So the defense gains an extra guy. And some teams may even have to triple-[team] him."
Evans said facing double- and triple-teams has been a challenge. "It's hard," he said. "You have to keep fighting until the play is over."
Last season, Evans saw some time on offense at fullback in short-yardage situations. He was mostly used as a blocker, but he did have one carry.
"He's very physical, he loves contact, very explosive, intelligent – you tell him one time who to block and he knows exactly who to block," David said.
David expects to expand Evans' role on offense this coming season. Evans will continue to play fullback, but he'll see more snaps and even carry the ball more.
Outside of football, Evans participates in baseball, track and field, and wrestling for Carver. He recently concluded his wrestling season with a 9-2 record, while competing in the heavyweight division. This spring he'll play first base on the baseball team and compete in the shot put in track.
Evans is awaiting his first scholarship offer, but he has attracted significant interest from Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, and South Carolina.
A few weekends back, Evans attended Clemson's Junior Day. He plans to be in Chapel Hill for UNC's Junior Day on March 27.
In addition to working out with a personal trainer this summer, Evans plans to camp at both Clemson and UNC.
If Clemson were to offer him, Evans believes he'll likely verbally commit.
"Clemson is my favorite school," Evans said. "I just like that Orange and White. I sort of grew up a fan."