Recruit to watch: RB Jason Evans

One of the top teams in the Southeast next season is expected to be Harrison HS of Smyrna, GA and the Trojans have offered two of their stars in RB Jason Evans and CB Paul Oliver. We did a profile on Oliver two weeks ago and now the spotlight is on Evans.

One of the top teams in the Southeast next season is expected to be Harrison HS of Smyrna, GA and the Trojans have offered two of their stars in RB Jason Evans and CB Paul Oliver.  We did a profile on Oliver two weeks ago and now the spotlight is on Evans.

Jason Evans (6-1, 190) rushed for 1,375 yards with 15 touchdowns last season in addition to notching 40 tackles and 4 interceptions on defense.  As a running back he considers himself "hard to tackle with explosive, quick moves".  His interest in the Trojans began early in the recruiting process after he was contacted by assistant coach Lane Kiffin and he began looking in to the school. 

"USC seems like a great place to be," said Evans.  "They've put out a lot of great players over the years and it seems like a good school as well.  I'm looking to major in communications and hope to get in to television someday.  The coaches are supposed to stop by our school next week so I'm looking forward to hearing what they have to say."

Evans carries a 3.7 GPA and has the benefit of an older brother playing at Northwestern so he knows the ins and outs of the recruiting process.  He has spent much of the spring travelling to various campuses to get an early look at schools with the hopes of making a final decision before the start of his senior season. 

"Right now I would say my leaders are Stanford, Texas A&M, Boston College, Penn State and Michigan," said Evans. "A lot of people think Paul Oliver and I are a package deal but we'll probably go our separate directions.  I think he wants to stay in the South but I'm likely to leave.  I've only been down here for 6 years and don't have the ties to the area that other players do."

 


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