2016 Cherry Creek defensive lineman Evan Michels is one of those players that every successful program needs. Tough, versatile and high motor, Michels is an important cog in one of Colorado’s best returning defensive fronts which also includes defensive end Jonathan Van Diest and defensive tackle David Imola.
Highlighting the 6-0 230 pounders’ game is the ability to line up in multiple spots depending on the front and situation. Michels, primarily works from the inside, but can line up at defensive end and at times plays the edge from a two point stance. No matter the position, Michels is technically very sound and always tenacious.
In preparation for Cherry Creek’s title defense Michels is working hard this offseason. Regarding his improvement Michels says, “Physically I've gotten faster and much stronger. I want to take no plays off. I'm looking to never stop pursuing and be a high motor guy.”
Michels holds no offers but says, “I’m looking at colleges and seeing which programs are the best fit for me.” Michels will attend multiple combines and he attended Junior Days at Air Force and Colorado. Michels hopes strong camp performances this spring and summer and a strong senior campaign will bring offers.
Michels is focused on his squad and how he can help his team by being a leader for the Bruins. Because of his size Michels may not be a DI prospects, but he has many of the attributes to be a good fit for an RMAC program.