Four-star running back gets first look at ND

The Irish hosted one of Indiana’s elite athletes in the class of 2016 on Saturday, four-star running back Chris Evans. The Indianapolis Ben Davis product could be nearing a Notre Dame offer.

Indiana’s No. 1 ranked back in the class of 2016, four-star Chris Evans of Indianapolis Ben Davis, made his first trip to Notre Dame on Saturday. He traveled to Notre Dame with Core 6, the Chicago-based training program for high school players.

“It went very well, practice was really intense,” Evans said. “It was my first time seeing everything, and I liked all that I saw. The facilities were really nice and so were all the film rooms. Campus was very unique, it didn’t look like a place where you play football until you saw the facilities.”

Evans, a former teammate of incoming Irish freshman linebacker Asmar Bilal, is being recruited by Irish assistant Mike Elston. Notre Dame currently projects Evans as a defensive back on its roster.

“Coach Elston told me yesterday that I was a good player and that I should be offering soon,” Evans said. “He told me not to commit anywhere else just yet.”

Evans will get his second look at Notre Dame’s campus on June 18 when the Irish host their second annual summer recruiting event, Irish Invasion.

Should Notre Dame offer, the Irish would become one of the favorites to land the 6-foot, 185-pound athlete. 

“Yeah, that’s safe to say,” Evans said.

Evans has offers from Ball State, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), Michigan State, Toledo and Western Michigan.

Iowa, Northern Illinois and Pittsburgh have also begun to express interest.

Evans’ next visit will be to Michigan State in April.


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