Auburn (Ala.) outside linebacker Rashaan Evans has seen his recruitment heat up lately. It doesn't hurt playing alongside the nation's No. 1 inside linebacker Reuben Foster, but Evans is paving his own way on the recruiting scene.
Last week, Georgia Tech offered the Yellowhammer State star. On Monday, Florida State, Minnesota, and Mississippi State offered increasing his total to eight early offers.
Evans said, "It's excited. I'm happy to have the opportunity. I've worked hard and I appreciate the schools coming after me."
This past weekend, he took a short drive down the street for an unofficial visit to Auburn for the game with Louisiana-Monroe. The 2014 star remarked, "It was a good experience. I know the coaches and campus. I went to Auburn's one-day camp this summer and worked with Tommy Thigpen."
Evans father Alan, played at Auburn, in the early 80's and half of his family spent time on The Plains. When asked if there is any added pressure to keep the tradition going, 6-foot-3, 218-pounder said, "No. My family wants me to go to the best place for me. Auburn is a great school, but I have to make the best decision for my future. "
He is slated to attend the Florida State-Clemson game this weekend in Tallahassee. He looks forward to seeing the campus and what the 'Noles have to offer.
Alabama has started to show interest and he is hearing from one of the recruiting staff members. He has plans to attend the Tide's game against LSU in Baton Rouge. One thing that stands out to Evans about the defending BCS champions is the coaching staff and their attention to detail. The rising senior, stated, "They are very disciplined. I know if I went there, they would get the most out of me."
Evans is going to take his time with his decision. Location will play a factor when it comes to pulling the trigger. He has yet to receive an offer from his dream school, Florida. If the Gators offer look for him to put them at the top of the list.