Indiana RB Picking Up Steam

Indianapolis running back Darius Willis is considered the top running back prospect in the Hoosier State but Portage powerhouse Albert Evans is picking up steam and the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, is starting to see the scholarship offers roll in.

"Illinois, Purdue, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois, Cincinnati and Akron have all offered me a scholarship." Albert Evans told

"My favorites right now in no order are Northern Illinois, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Purdue, Indiana, and Illinois and throw in Akron. I don't have a leader at all. I'm still open. I'm not in a hurry to make a decision."

Evans is coached at Portage by Craig Buzea. Albert was moved up to the varsity as a sophomore to play cornerback and didn't get his chance to tote the rock until a few games into his junior season.

"We had a starting running back that returned from his junior season," Evans explained. "I got to carry the ball a few times in our 3rd game and our coach convinced our starting tailback to move to fullback. The rest is history."

For not being the starting tailback in 2006, Evans finished with amazing numbers. Albert rushed for 1,603 yards and 12 touchdowns. Evans was named all-state as a junior and is a pre-season Tremendous 26 selection in Indiana.

Willis talks about which position that the college recruiters see him playing as well as camp plans and a time frame for a decision.

"Indiana is recruiting me as an athlete," Evans said. "Illinois is recruiting me as a cornerback," he added. "The rest of the schools that have offered me and those recruiting me are telling me running back.

"I don't have any camp plans. I don't think I'll camp anywhere. I'm going to be staying around here for the summer working out with my team. As far as a decision, I'm in no hurry and I'm completely wide open. I could stay in Indiana or I could leave. It doesn't matter to me. I'm just looking for the best fit."

Albert Evans is a three-sport athlete also lettering in basketball and track. Grades won't be a problem as Evans carries a stellar 3.7 GPA in the classroom.

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