Evans Visits Alabama

Rashaan Evans got back to Tuscaloosa Saturday and he had nothing but praise for the Crimson Tide. Get the latest on the five-star out of Auburn, Ala. here...

Rashaan Evans will go a few miles down the road to visit Auburn next weekend, but he drove three hours to Tuscaloosa Saturday.

He has tripped to Alabama multiple times already and he just wanted to get back to check the Tide out once again.

He saw the No. 1 team in the country take care of business, again.

"The best part of the visit was being part of the atmosphere with it being a big game," said Evans. "It was great to be around the great athletes there and catching up with Raekwon McMillan, Marlon Humphrey, and guys like that. It was great to be there with all that talent and to see those two teams play."

It was 17 all until Nick Saban called a fake punt and his school executed it in the third quarter.

From that point on, it was all Tide. The final was 38-17.

"I thought Alabama was going to win, but I did not know it would be by that much. It shocked me a little. Alabama is just big, they play hard, and they wear the opponent down. In order to beat Alabama, you have to go toe-to-toe with them for four quarters. If you let up at all, they will take advantage of it.

"I think Alabama is the best team in the country right now. They are definitely playing like it right now."

The No. 1 outside linebacker in the country stays in regular contact with the staff at 'Bama, defensive coordinator Kirby Smart in particular.

Evans knew a lot was going on during this visit, so he received the attention he expected.

"I did not get as much quality time as I would have liked to, but I talked with Kirby Smart and Nick Saban a little bit. We talked about the playoffs, they asked how I was doing, and we talked a little about the positions I play in high school. We laughed about that.

"I knew they would be busy, I did not expect much time with the coaches at all, and it was just great to catch up with those guys for a few minutes."

The Crimson Tide have made it clear to Evan that he is still a top target of theirs. Alabama is not going away and it is still high on Evans' list too.

"Alabama is right there," said Evans. "I just wanted to check it out again and you cannot ever count them out.

Alabama is there with Georgia, Auburn, and UCLA right now. Those are four schools I know I really like."

He has taken an official visit to UCLA already and he plans to take officials to the three others in his top four.

Those will likely happen after the season is over. He will be in Auburn for the Georgia game Saturday, then back there again for the Iron Bowl later in November.

Scout recently named Evans, the star out of Auburn, Ala. a five-star and this humble young man was proud of that added star.

"It feels amazing to be a five-star athlete. All it did was put fuel to the fire and make me work even harder. I always want to be the best and once I got that fifth star, it just amped me even more."

Auburn High School will travel to Foley for a second round playoff game Friday night.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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