Wide receiver Shaquelle Evans (6-2, 190, 4.5) from Inglewood, Calif., is making a strong case for himself to be rated among the nation's best wide receivers for the class of 2009. He is hearing from just about everyone in the nation already and he recently picked up his first two offers.
It was commonly thought that Evans was going to be a hometown battle between UCLA and USC, but with the attention that Evans is getting, he may be thinking of going away for college much to the chagrin of the Bruins and the Trojans.
"On Tuesday Shaq had coaches from Colorado, Washington State and Notre Dame stop by to see him," Inglewood assistant coach Khalid Ali said. "Up until now, Shaq was pretty much set on staying in California for school ,but I would have to say that Shaq has now opened himself to the possibility of leaving his comfort zone.
"Shaq is a college football fan and he who knows all of the "receiver friendly" universities," Ali said. "He also knows that many of these schools are located out of state.
"On his last report card, he had 5 As and 1 B," Ali said. "It's a blessing to have a player that pushes himself in the class room as well as on the field. When coaches look at his transcript they usually say, 'This is the kind of kid we need in our program.'
"Shaq knows about the tradition of Notre Dame and he enjoyed meeting the Head Coach Dan Hawkins and Darian Hagan from Colorado," Ali said. "He also liked meeting Coach Steve Broussard from Washington State too."
As a junior the talented wide receiver accounted for 30 receptions for 608 yards and scored three receiving touchdowns. He had one kickoff that he returned for 86 yards and a touchdown. He also had one rushing touchdown.
Evans is definitely one to watch for the class of 2009.