San Jose State targets Folsom (Calif.) DB Evan Michalet

Folsom (Calif.) defensive back Evan Michalet details his recruitment with San Jose State.

San Jose State is in the running for a Northern California defensive back.

Two-star cornerback Evan Michalet out of Folsom High School holds eight offers, and as of now, lists San Jose State in his top schools.

“I had gone to their camp my sophomore year going into junior year,” Michalet explained. “I really enjoyed it so I decided to go again this year, but they came down to my school a couple times and watched me practice. They started to get more interested in me. The coach watched my film and was really interested, but they wanted me to come to the camp again this year."

Just a few days after his performance at the camp, SJSU offered.

“It was very cool because San Jose State is one of the schools I’m interested in,” Michalet said. “It’s not too far away, but at the same time it’s not too close. It’s a good distance away and I love the area... I have had a pretty great experience with them and I know their coaches well because I’ve been keeping in communication with them.”

Specifically, Michalet has been in communication with SJSU Recruiting Coordinator Andrew Rolin, as well as area-recruiter Barry Sacks.

“I have been talking to coach Andrew Rolin a lot of the years and now Barry Sacks too because he recruits this area," Michalet said. "They are very friendly, definitely family-oriented types of dudes. They’ve been really cool and fun guys to be around. I’ve gone down to the field and the workout room. We went to the campus too. I like the field, I like the weight room and their practice fields. The campus is really beautiful. It’s not too big.”

Michalet lists SJSU among his top five schools, along with Hawaii, Navy, Nevada and Sacramento State. All of his offers are at defensive back, but Navy has offered him at quarterback. He also holds offers from Northern Colorado, San Diego and Stetson.

“When schools came out to recruit me, they saw I could play quarterback and how athletic I was, but they didn’t get to see how I was at defensive back,” Michalet said. “Sometimes colleges that come to the school just didn’t see me at DB so they would have to see me at camps. I would prefer playing defensive back, but I would not turn down a scholarship offer because of it. I will play wherever I am needed for a program.”

At defensive back, Michalet impresses with his overall athleticism, football IQ, and fundamentals in coverage.

“The way I play, I like to study the receivers and how they move,” Michalet said. “Then I use that to my advantage. If I’m not as fast as a receiver, I’ll find a weakness of theirs that I’m better than at. At DB, I feel my specialties are mashing the receiver, staying square and not turning my shoulders too much. I feel I have good catch-up speed on long balls and deeper routes so I’m there to knock the ball away.”

Michalet recently took an unofficial visit to SJSU and also recently tweeted that his decision would be coming soon. Stay tuned to see if SJSU will be his choice.

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