Evans adds Irish offer

Highly touted outside linebacker Rashaan Evans of Auburn (Ala.) High recently picked up his 26th offer from Notre Dame. He gives his thoughts on the Irish, future visits, and decision timeline.

Rashaan Evans of Auburn (Ala.) High added to his long list of offers when Notre Dame extended an offer to the outside linebacker on Friday.

"The Notre Dame offer was pretty unexpected," Evans said. "The first time I talked to any of the Notre Dame coaches personally was yesterday, and that was when (Notre Dame recruiting coordinator)Coach [Tony] Alford offered. Before that, I had just been hearing from my coach about how the Irish were interested."

Evans says he's interested in seeing more of what the Irish have to offer and he's considering a visit to see Notre Dame.

"Notre Dame will definitely probably get a visit," Evans said. "My dad and I just have to sit down and talk about everything. My family and I like that Notre Dame is a religious school. That is big with us. Notre Dame also just went to the national championship last year, so I know they have a good football team."

"Coach Alford was telling me that he likes that I'm really versatile," Evans said. "They like to recruit athletes. He was basically saying he wants me to come in and replace the guys they have right now when they graduate."

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker says he hopes to narrow his list in the near future.

"UCLA, Tennessee, Florida, and UGA are the schools that are coming after me the hardest right now," Evans said. "I don't have any favorites, though. I will make a list after I take my trip to the West coast towards the end of May. That's when I'll visit UCLA and USC, and maybe Arizona."

Being from Auburn, Evans says he comes from a line of Tigers.

"I grew up an Auburn fan," Evans said. "I'm pretty familiar with Auburn, and both of my parents went there and a lot of my family, but I don't have a problem with leaving home. I'm open to a lot of schools right now, people might be surprised."

"I want to get out and see a lot of places, regardless if they're east, west, or north."

Evans plans to take his time during the recruiting process and decide on a school sometime during his senior season.

"I want to make my decision sometime during my senior year, so hopefully I can get it out of the way before signing day comes," Evans said. "I'll probably take a few official visits, and hopefully by then I'll know."

"The main factor in my decision will be my relationship with the coaches," Evans said. "I want a really good relationship with my position coach. That will go far in my decision."

Evans cites his aggressiveness as his primary strength on the field.

"I'm just an aggressive player," Evans said. "Regardless of my opponent or who is on the offensive line or coming through the offensive line, I want to stop them. I will go hard no matter what."

Evans is a four-star prospect, and says he believes Ole Miss and Florida may be the next schools to extend an offer.

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