NorCal DB Likes L.A. Schools

Union City (Calif.) James Logan cornerback Rashad Evans is a NorCal native but he's hoping to have the chance to spend his college years in Southern California at either of the Los Angeles schools...

Union City (Calif.) James Logan cornerback Rashad Evans (5-10, 165), has spent his lifetime in the Bay Area, but if he has his choice, he'll spend his college years in Southern California.

"I really want to go down south and go to school," said Evans. "The two L.A. schools, I really like them. I like the weather, the great atmosphere and the facilities."

All Evans is missing is an offer from either of the schools, and he's hoping that he gets one in the weeks ahead.

"I'm actually going down there next week for a camp at USC, and I'm going to try and visit UCLA too," said Evans. "Coach (Pat) Ruel is recruiting me for USC and Coach (DeWayne) Walker is recruiting me for UCLA."

Evans isn't without offers, having been offered by Oregon, BYU, UNLV, Utah and San Jose State. Two of those schools dot his top five. LSU, Stanford, Arizona and Cal are other schools he has interest in.

"My top five is Oregon, USC, UCLA, LSU and Utah," said Evans. "I like Cal too because they're close to home, but I kind of want to get away from up north. I'm really favoring the L.A. schools."

Evans said the primary position he is being recruited at is cornerback, though he's versatile enough that he'd also like to be a returner in college.

"I play offense and defense for my school and I'll be playing both again. I'll also return punts and kicks, but cornerback is primarily what I play," said Evans.

Evans said that he's still in the early stages of his recruitment, no decision appearing imminent.

"I'm really not sure when I will decide, but I am not in any rush," said Evans. "I'd like to take a few official visits first."

Last fall, Evans has 21 tackles with seven interceptions, with teams toward the end of the year refusing to challenge him. He rushed for over 500 yards and had over 200 yards receiving and scored 15 touchdowns in all, two of them punts he returned.

Academically, Evans has a 2.88 core GPA and is awaiting his ACT score.


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