DL Tripping This Weekend

The defensive line prospect from Oklahoma who has committed to UCLA, <b>Chadd Evans</b>, will take his official visit this weekend, and wants to hook up with his fellow Oklahoma recruits. Evans also spoke to Karl Dorrell recently...

Chadd Evans, 6-3, 254, 4.8, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington, is ready to pack and get out to the warm climate of Southern California. He will be joining Jared Naylor and Blake Smith, the defensive line tandem from Union High School, also in Tulsa, as he heads out for his official visit this Friday.


When UCLA announced last week that defensive line coach Don Johnson was being retained, Evans was out of town. Asked what his reaction was to hearing that Johnson would be joining new head coach Karl Dorrell's staff, Evans said, "I'm definitely excited. I talked to him since he was hired, and he was excited as well." Evans also spoke with Dorrell. "It was a great conversation. It left me feeling pumped to know we are a program headed in the right direction. He definitely said enough to get me real excited about becoming a Bruin."


Evans just returned from a basketball tournament in Florida. He is the starting point guard for Washington. "It went pretty good. We ended up coming in third place. We finished the tournament 3-1. I averaged about 7.5 points. I had more assists than anything. I averaged about eight or nine assists per game."


When BRO informed Evans that Smith decided he would be tripping out to UCLA this weekend as well after committing to Colorado State, Evans immediately said he was going to contact Smith. "I want to hook up with him and Jared. I think we can spend a lot of time together being on the same trip."


Evans is no fan of cold weather. Asked if the weather was getting any warmer in Tulsa, he responded, "No, no. It is still very cold." Then Evans asked about the forecast for the weekend in Southern California, and when he was told it would be sunny and around 70 degrees he said, "Oh great. You can wear shorts now?"



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