As a junior Curt "Spiffy" Evans had 20 plus catches for over 800 yards with 11 receiving touchdowns and around 200 yards rushing with a score. He also had two punt returns for touchdowns and is still working on improving his game.
"The things I've worked on the most is my awareness on the field being that last year was my first year playing receiver so I'm still learning things," said Evans. "I worked on approaching the ball and attacking the ball at the highest point, and things like that."
In his first two games of 2010 Spiffy has picked up where he left off, saying he only played a little in the Lion's preseason 14-10 win over Ely but took a slant and go for a 45 yard TD on his only catch. In the Lions opening 26-23 loss to legacy on Thursday, Evans was the lone bright spot for Chaminade as he took a 75-yard pass all the way for a TD and also scored on a 78-yard return.
"I can play inside or outside, I'm not the tallest guy, but I can get up there and on the inside it's hard to cover me," said Evans. "I have great vision and I'm different from most because when I'm on the field it's like a video game to me. Any way to get past you I'm going to do."
On the recruiting front schools have taken notice of the stand-out receiver that boasts over a 3.5 GPA as he claims close to 30 offers from top programs across the country, including Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, South Florida, West Virginia, Michigan, Nebraska, Wake Forest, Virginia, Kansas, Maryland, Boston College, Stanford, and several others. With an impressive list of suitors Evans has a short list of top schools that he's considering.
"My top schools that I'm considering are BC, USF, Nebraska, Kansas, Duke, and I can't forget Vandy," said Evans. "They're in no particular order at all."
Evans talks about what keeps USF among his top college choices.
"I like USF because if I decide to stay in state that'll be the only school I'd go to in Florida," said Evans. "I really like the style of play that they have, and also the way the coaches are, I talk to them often and they're all great people over there. I also know a lot of guys there so I wouldn't have a problem fitting in as a freshman. USF has also been there since day one."
"Coach Scott is a great guy and family oriented," said Evans. "From day one before I was even offered he was someone I could talk to about football, and also in the classroom and about life."
"I think that coach Mac is an opportunity waiting to happen because he's been to where I love to be and that's playing in the NFL. He has the experience and is also a great guy. He thinks he can out barbeque me too so I'm waiting to see if that happens."
Spiffy has several connections to several players at USF including former teammate and Bulls true freshman linebacker Hans Louis.
"We played together last year, he's a good friend and we talk all the time," said Evans. "He went to USF on a visit and fell in love. He tells me all good things, said the coaches are great and it's a great place to be."
Evans said he's a big college football fan watching as much as he can so he can get a foot up on getting to the next level and better himself as a player. Among the teams he's seen he's also got to watch the Bulls on TV the last few years.
"I watched USF a lot when they had Grothe at QB," said Evans. "I also watched them last year with B.J. Daniels, and my good friend Sterling Griffin played, but he hurt his ankle this year. He told me to work hard and the sky's the limit, and a lot of positive stuff."
Evans does know what's most important to him in choosing where he'll play college ball.
"The most important thing for me is education, because not everybody plays football after college so I want to be set," said Evans. "My talent got me this far so I'm going to ride it out as far as it'll take me. Even though I dream of playing in the NFL, I want to be prepared."
"I also look at depth charts, even though it may be better to redshirt if I'm not ready, I look at how many seniors there are, and how many are coming in. I look at the coach's schemes how they run their offense and things like that so I can be prepared."
"I want to find what's the best has fit for me," said Evans. "That's where I'm going to be for the next four or five years of my life so I want to be sure about it."
Is a trip to Tampa on the horizon for the stand-out receiver s a trip to check out the Bulls?
"I know for sure I'll take an unofficial to USF, being how close they are and that they're one of my favorites," said Evans. "I was planning on going this Saturday but they said that wouldn't be the best idea because I wouldn't be able to see the campus, classrooms and spend a lot of time with them because it's going to be game day."
As to when he may make his decision, Evans says he doesn't have a timetable for when he'll make his choice, "I don't know when and I'm just taking it one step at a time right now," said Evans. "I want to take all my official visits first."
With the season underway, Evans said he's started to think about official visits but is more focused on his senior season.
"The only one I know right now is to Boston College, that's the only one I know for sure, the rest are still up in the air." said Evans.
Will the Bulls be one of those schools that get an official visit from Evans?
"Yeah probably, if it's possible, but we'll see how everything works out," said Evans. "After this week we start our district games and right know I'm focused on my high school team and will focus on college later."
"I want to go 1000 yards receiving and 1000 yards rushing this season and also be one of the top defenders in the county. I should be more than capable of doing that."