Evans Takes In Tennesee Game

The #1 wide receiver prospect in the west, Inglewood High's Shaquelle Evans, watched UCLA's big win over Tennessee at the Rose Bowl, and he tells us about his impression and the current state of his recruitment...

Inglewood (Calif.) receiver Shaquelle Evans (6-2, 192) was one of the handful of recruits who took in UCLA's win over Tennessee. Evans, who has scholarship offers from both schools, was there as a guest of UCLA, and the Bruins' performance left an impression on him.

"I liked how Norm Chow ran the offense on Monday," said Evans. "I talked to him for a little while in the locker room after the game. I also talked with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel. They were just telling me that that is what I can expect in their offense. I saw something at UCLA I'd never seen."

During Evans' visit to the Rose Bowl he was constantly double-teamed by Bruin commits Todd Golper and Richard Brehaut.

"I sat with them at the game and they were both just saying that they want me to commit to UCLA," said Evans.

But Evans isn't in any kind of rush to make a decision, and he's still in the early stages of setting up visits. "I'm set to go to Notre Dame on September 26th, the weekend they play Purdue," said Evans.

And next weekend, Evans will be a guest of USC when the Trojans host Ohio State. At one point, Evans was considering the Buckeyes, along with LSU and California. But for now, he seems to be focusing on five schools.

"I'm looking the closest at Notre Dame, Colorado, Michigan, UCLA and USC," said Evans. "I'm going to set up visits to Colorado and Michigan and I may end up taking visits to USC and UCLA, but I don't know yet."

Evans, the top-ranked receiver on the West Coast, said he's not anticipating a decision will be made until his done with his visits. "I want to take my visits, then I will decide," said Evans. "I don't have a leader right now. It's between those five schools."

Evans and Inglewood will open their season tonight when they face Long Beach Wilson and fellow four-star receiver Jemari Roberts.

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