Engram Impresses in Cali

Powder Springs (Georgia) Hillgrove tight end Evan Engram made the trip out West last weekend to participate in the BMOC 7-on-7 tournament as well as UCLA's 7-on-7 tournament and shined at both events...

Evan Engram is more of a big receiver right now but has the frame to grow in to a pass-catching tight end/Y at the next level. He flew out to California with his Team Georgia squad and was very impressive.

Engram, who's about 6-3 and 215, runs well for a big receiver, has great hands and knows how to get open and create separation. He plays physical and made several tough catches in traffic throughout the weekend.

"I was just trying to play my game and work on getting better," Engram said. "It was fun competing against the California players. I think the difference between the two states for me is Georgia players are bigger and more physical but there might be more speed out here in California."

On the recruiting front, Engram has offers from Ole Miss, Wake Forest and South Alabama and said Georgia Tech and UCLA are showing interest as well.

"Ole Miss is coming after me the hardest right now," Engram said. "I've already visited Oxford but I might take another trip there with my dad. I'm also going to be camping with Georgia Tech and doing a visit. They want to see me run a 40 so I'll be out there for that.

"I also enjoyed visiting UCLA, it's a real nice place and the coaches are energetic. I kind of want to stay close to home but coming out here and seeing this environment, I'm definitely open to UCLA if it's the best place for me. I'm just looking for a place where I'll be comfortable and where the offense will fit me."

Engram added that he would like to make his decision in the summer but could also decide to take his official visits if more offers roll in before school starts in the fall.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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