Evan entered the season with 5,782 career passing yards. He would need to add 1,561 yards passing this season in order to surpass Ron Powlus' current record of 7,342 yards. His high school, Lakeland High School in Jermyn, Pa., plays 10 regular season games this year. That necessitates an average of 156 passing yards per contest in order to break the record during the regular season.
Lakeland is currently 3-0 this season. If all goes well, Lakeland would play an additional 2 district playoff games, and, if victorious, enter a 3 game state playoff.
"Playoffs are looking pretty good," Evan said. "We just beat Valley View and they were the top pick in our division."
In that game this past weekend, Evan threw for 260 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also ran for an additional 2 touchdowns. Evan is starting to get into the flow of the season. He threw for 113 yards in his first game and another 164 yards in his second game.
He also plays free safety on defense.
"It's a lot of fun," he said. "I like defense because you get to hit people, but I'd rather play quarterback in college."
He has just one offer from Buffalo at this time. Virginia, Florida, Boston College and West Virginia are some of the teams recruiting Evan the hardest.
"Virginia and Florida told me this summer that they were going to come up and see me play. I don't know if they have yet or not. They were talking about coming up this past week, but I don't know if they did. Florida told me to send them film as soon as I get a game that I like. I might pick the Valley View game. I threw one interception, but the kid made a good play."
He attended camps this year at Virginia and Pitt. His favorite school right now is Virginia.
"I like Virginia. Coach Musgrave is a real nice guy. He's the quarterback coach and offensive coordinator. I like him a lot. He said they're very interested, and that they just need to sit down and look over the tapes and everything to see what's best to run their offense. I liked the campus down there too. It was real nice. I'd say Virginia, Florida, Miami, Boston College and LSU are my favorites. I just want to go somewhere where I can get some playing time for 2 years or so and expect a good education."
Evan does have family ties to Penn State.
"I liked Notre Dame and Penn State growing up. My uncle, Chris Clauss, played for Penn State in the 80's. He was a punter."
Penn State, however, has not extended a scholarship offer to Evan.
"No, they didn't offer. I know they were looking at me for defense too, but they didn't offer. They were recruiting me up until about the middle of the summer, but not anymore. I guess they're not taking a quarterback this year. Coach Anderson told me that. They said that if anything comes up where they would need to take a quarterback, they'll get back to me."