2009 Prospect Shaquelle Evans

The 6-2, 192-pounder from Inglewood, Calif., Shaquelle Evans, is one of the best few receiver prospects on the west coast, and already has eight scholarship offers from some big-named schools. He talks about UCLA, and where his relationship is with the Bruins...

Inglewood (Calif.) receiver Shaquelle Evans (6-2, 192) is one of the most recruited receivers in California for the 2009 class.

Evans has eight scholarship offers through mid-February, and he's hoping that total hits double digits in the next few months.

"My offers are from LSU, Notre Dame, USC, Oregon, Arizona, Cal, Colorado and UNLV," said Evans. "I don't have a favorite but I do like LSU, Notre Dame and USC a lot. Those are some good schools. I went to USC's Meet and Greet (in early February) and I'm hoping to get out to LSU's Spring Game."

Evans is also interested in three other schools, and hopes that offers can materialize from them. "I like Miami and Florida and would like to get an offer from them," said Evans. "And I'm really interested in UCLA. I guess because of their coaching situation they didn't talk to me as much, but I heard that they're going to get more involved with me."

Evans is willing to wait to see what his other options could be and he's not in a real hurry to make a decision. "I'll probably end up making a decision in August or September," said Evans. Evans said a couple of factors will play a role in his decision making process. "I'm looking for a team that has a good, stable coach," said Evans. "And the strength of schedule, too. I want to play against a top schedule each year."

This spring, Evans is planning to attend the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles, a Nike Camp and USC and UCLA's 1-Day Camps. He's also planning to return to the B2G Elite Football Program.

In fact, it was at the B2G last summer that he really made himself known. In a crowded field of receivers that included Chris Polk (Washington), Marvin Jones (Cal), Kemonte Bateman and Clint Floyd (Arizona State), Evans more than held his own with that group.

"That was a lot of fun and I think I showed I can play at a high level," said Evans.

During his junior season at Inglewood, Evans had 37 catches for 700 yards and six touchdowns.

Academically, Evans has a 3.5 GPA and scored a 1230 on the SAT, qualifying him by NCAA standards.


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