Fla. OL Stars at Camp

Perhaps nobody in the class of 2006 wants to be a Panther more than Ian Evans from Countryside High School in Clearwater (Fla.)

Playing in the shadow of his more glamorous and highly recruited teammate Seaver Brown, the 6-foot-3, 240 pound Defensive End might not get the respect he deserves, but make no mistake about it, the kid can play.

The son of former New York Jet, Gary Evans, Ian isn't going to blow you away with his ability, but he does what needs to be done to win.

"He's the ultimate team player," area coach Mike Dowling of Sarasota said, "He'll do whatever it takes to win. His numbers aren't gonna jump out at you, but he gets the job done. I think whomever gets this kid will be getting a steal."

Evans reportedly had over 55 tackles this past season, including 30 that were solo, 15 that were for loss and six sacks.

Ian attended the Rutgers camp this past weekend and excelled at the pass rushing drills, impressing several coaches and scouts across the board, including this one. The end result may be his first scholarship offer.

"He wants to go to Pitt," Dowling said. "He's from there and he is waiting on that offer, in my opinion. They are recruiting Seaver (Brown) and I think they could get a package deal."

Pitt has been in contact and has been in the Tampa area throughout the recruiting season. They've already offered offensive lineman Jarred Holt from Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic, whom coach Dave Wannstedt visited earlier this spring.

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