McEvoy Has Four

Bergen Catholic High (Oradell, N.J.) quarterback Tanner McEvoy led his team within a few minutes of an upset of Don Bosco Prep in the state final. Now that the season is over, McEvoy is focusing on recruiting, and he told he has four schools in mind. He also divulged whether he wants to play quarterback or receiver in college. Come inside and get answers about what is happening.

With the season complete, and the transition to a new position over, Bergen Catholic High's (Oradell, N.J.) Tanner McEvoy is ready to dive fully into the recruiting process.

He has narrowed his list to four schools, and has official visits set for each place, and it begins this weekend when the 6-foot-6, 200-pounder heads to South Carolina for a visit.

He will also trip to Michigan (Dec. 17-19) and North Carolina (Jan. 7-9) before finishing up with a visit to Rutgers (Jan. 21-23).

Another thing crystallized about McEvoy's recruitment, and that is his desired position in college.

"I'd rather play quarterback," said McEvoy, a receiver until this season. "I feel like I've started to like it and I'm getting pretty good at, and I want to go with it. I can fall back on receiver if it doesn't work out."

McEvoy was a standout receiver before moving to quarterback this season, and did well.

He completed 138 of 239 for 2,264 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also was a physical runner, carrying 168 times and gaining 1,196 yards to go with 14 touchdowns while leading Bergen Catholic to the Non-Public Group 4 title game, where it lost to defending national champ and North Jersey rival Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey) 37-27.

"Everything seemed to go smoothly this year," McEvoy said. "I had a lot of turnovers, but I can fix those things. It was just silly mistakes. There's so many things that go into it, getting rushed, trying to make plays. I learned every day."

Each of the schools remaining offered McEvoy as a quarterback.

"South Carolina was the first school to offer me as a quarterback, "he said. "North Carolina originally offered me as an H-back, and they were at the (North Carolina) game Friday and I sent them tape, and now they are talking about quarterback."

"Rutgers has been talking about quarterback for a couple of months, and Michigan is quarterback."

McEvoy is comfortable playing in any style offense, and admits Michigan's spread is familiar.

"I like spread offenses. We ran that," he said. "I love running the ball. I lower my shoulder and everything. I had 26 rushes and (30) passes the other day, so I like doing both and showed I can do both."

McEvoy added he has no leaders, and no timetable for a decision.

"I feel like on my officials, I'll be able to separate them from each other," McEvoy said. "I've seen all the schools, besides Michigan, but I want to get a feel for it, and get to know the players there, and the people, and kind of figure things out.

"I could go to South Carolina and literally fall in love with the place and not take any other officials, but I don't' see that happening. I think I'm going to want to take all my visits."

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