Santa Barbara QB is becoming a hot commodity

A player emerging as one of the rising stars among JUCO quarterbacks this fall has been Santa Barbara QB Jarred Evans (6-4, 190). He recently received his first FBS offer and has several more schools coming after him. spoke to him recently and he updated us on his season, his style of play and what his plans are in the upcoming weeks...

"New Mexico offered me just recently and they are on me pretty heavily right now," Evans told recently. "I'm going to visit there when they play Nevada in a couple of weeks (November 17th) and see what their program is all about."

In addition to the Lobos, Evans is also seeing a lot of interest from schools like Utah, Hawaii, Oregon State and Washington.

"Schools have just started to notice me," Evans said. "I'm having a pretty good season and they seem to like my ability to throw and run a lot and that's why they are coming after me."

While leading his team to a 3-5 record, Evans has been a dual-threat completing over 53% of his passes for 1,327 yards with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for 301 yards and six more scores.

"I'm definitely a quarterback first and a runner second," Evans noted. "I would much rather sit in the pocket and get the ball to my playmakers before I get out and run, but if things break down and my team needs me to step up and make a play, then I have the ability to do that."

Evans graduated from West Philadelphia (Pa.) High School and committed to Youngstown State at one point before signing with Towson.

He redshirted there and wound up enrolling at Santa Barbara to give himself one last shot at playing at the highest level of college football he could.

"They play great football out here and I felt like I had an opportunity to come out and learn from the best," Evans said. "The talent you face every week is outstanding, so it will help get you ready for what you will face when you step up a level and I really liked that opportunity."

Evans will graduate in May and will have three years to play three following the 2012 football season.

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