The Grand Canyon State of Arizona has an excellent crop of talent for the class of 2008. the latest to receive an offer from a D-I school is cornerback/running back Quinn Evans (5-10, 175, 4.5) from Chandler (Ariz.) Basha.
That Evans is destined to play D-I sports is keeping up with a family tradition. His father, Dave Evans, was a two-time All-American wrestler for Wisconsin.
Evans also had an uncle who wrestled, Greg Evans, who wrestled for Minnesota. A third uncle, Glenn Love, played football for Illinois.
Love's son and first cousin of Evans, Glenn Love, Jr., is an incoming freshman for UCLA.
Evans will play his senior season at Basha since his family moved into the Basha district after his junior season.
With new beginnings, bring new opportunities and Evans will play on both sides of the football for Basha. Not only will he line up at corner, but he will pull double duty as a running back his senior season.
Evans is also an outstanding student and carries a 3.7 GPA and 1570 SAT.
With grades like that in combination with the athletic ability of Evans it is easy to understand why Stanford has offered him a scholie.
"Getting that Stanford offer came as a big relief," Evans said. "It was like weight being lifted off my shoulders. I have really worked hard for it.
"I don't know much about Stanford except it's a great school and the very least I would leave with a great education. I am going to Stanford's junior day next Sunday (May 20th) so I should learn more about them.
"Before I make my decision, I want to see who else offers and go through the recruiting process."
Ohio State, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Indiana and Illinois are also showing interest in Evans.
"Coach Taver Johnson, the defensive back coach for Ohio State called me," Evans said. "He just said Ohio State is interested in me and they want me to get up to their camp to watch me up close because the Ohio State hasn't offered a corner.
"Wisconsin said the same thing to my Dad because I did really well at the NIKE Camp in West Lafayette. Northwestern also called me with interest.
"I like the Big 10 because of their tradition and every week you know you will be playing in front of a packed house."
The recruiting process is just about to heat up more for Evans. He's an excellent all-around athlete who also participates in wrestling. He's very physical and aggressive.