Big decision looms for El Camino's Evans

As a full-qualifier out of high school, El Camino CB Mike Evans (5-10, 185) could leave after only one season with the Warriors. He recently got offered by a Conference USA school and he's hoping to decide soon whether to leave this summer to play D-1 ball or wait and see what schools decide to offer him this coming fall.

"Memphis offered me last weekend (February 22nd - 24th)," Evans told recently. "I went out there for a visit and had a lot of fun meeting the coaches, talking to the players and just getting a feel for the school and the program.

"Their coaches just told me to take my time and make a decision that suits me best, so I'm just thinking about what I want to do and if I could see myself there this fall."

Oregon State and Arizona State are two schools already recruiting the talented cover-corner.

"I graduated from Compton High School and I played strong safety there," Evans said. "With my size, that hurt me in being recruited in high school, so Elco was the school I figured that could get me to the next level."

Evans sports a 4.5 forty time, a 34-inch vertical and he recently maxed out at 320 pounds on the bench.

Evans was a part-time player for El Camino this past fall, posting 19 tackles, and there is a very good chance he could be a starter at one of the top JC programs in the state of Calfornia.

"Staying here would be cool, but playing D-1 ball is what I want to do," Evans said. "I'm going to make my decision soon and it will be based on what is the best situation for me and where I fit best."

Should Evans decide to head to Memphis this summer he will have four years to play three, but if he stays he would leave in December and have three years to play two.

We'll continue to track Evans' progress over the next couple weeks and update things as they change.

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