Junior to Watch: Shaquelle Evans

Shaquelle Evans from Inglewood HS(CA), is one of the top wide receivers in the state of California in the 2009 class. The 6-1, 180-pound receiver had a good showing at the U.S. Army Junior Combine and is receiving attention from the top programs in the nation.

Shaquelle Evans is a name that college football fans will want to remember. The playmaking receiver from Inglewood HS(CA), will be one of the top wide receivers in the state of California next year.

The 6-1, 180-pound receiver recently showed off his skills against the top junior cornerbacks at the U.S. Army National Junior Combine. "It was a good experience just to be in another place and meet players from all around the country," said Evans.

Evans more than held his own against the top players in the country. The physical receiver had a very good showing at the Junior Combine and is already getting attention from the top programs in college football. "Right now I have offers from Colorado, UNLV and Oregon. I'm being recruited by the entire Pac-10, LSU, Florida, Miami and Notre Dame."

Evans' top five consists of USC, UCLA, LSU, Florida and Oregon but he says that no school stands out from the rest at this point.

When asked what he is looking for in a school he replied, "Coach prestige, how good their academic program is and the cohesiveness of the team. How well they get along together."

As a junior Evans had 37 catches for 700 yards and 6 receiving touchdowns in Inglewood's power-I offense. He was also a threat as a punt and kick returner adding two touchdowns on special teams.

When making his college choice Evans said he will keep an eye on teams quarterback depth chart and had some nice things to say about one quarterback in the 2009 recruiting class.

"The one I am aware of is Matt Barkley from Mater Dei. He is the No. 1 overall recruit. If he went somewhere, I would consider going there with him," Evans said.

Like Matt Barkley, Evans spent a few Saturdays at the Los Angeles Coliseum watching the USC Trojans this past season.

"They have a great coach in Pete Carroll. He has a great personality. I met him back in week one of the season when he came to my school," Evans said. "He is one of the best coaches in the nation. He knows how to keep his team pumped up because he is always pumped up."

The highly-touted wide receiver's next chance to showcase his skill will be at the Nike Camp in Palo Alto, CA.

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