Marc Evans is one of the top young quarterbacks in Southern California and the Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure prospect is starting to hear from some major programs.
Evans, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound pro-style quarterback, said Arizona, Cal, Notre Dame and UCLA have all been in contact and after such a strong junior season it's no surprise interest has picked up.
This past season Evans completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,412 yards with 30 touchdowns and six interceptions and helped lead St. Bonaventure to an 11-2 season along with Jalen Jefferson, Cody Kurz and other standouts.
"That was a big season for me," Evans said. "I really wasn't expecting to play that well. I was really happy with the results but I wish we got to the championship but we'll be back next year."
Staying closer to home interests Evans at this point in his recruitment. Jefferson is headed to Cal so that could be an intriguing option. Arizona is a Pac-12 school so that makes sense.
It seems that UCLA is making a pretty serious impression on Evans, too, and he plans to camp with the Bruins this summer.
St. Bonaventure coach Todd Therrien is compiling a camp list for Evans to get even more exposure so his recruitment could pick up a lot heading into his senior season.
If Evans has his wish, though, he would stay in the Pac-12.
"I'm kind of thinking about staying in the Pac-12," Evans said. "It's closer to home so my parents could come out and it's an easier drive so they can come watch me and I like the schools here. Anywhere in the Pac-12 would be great but I'm really favoring UCLA or Cal.
"I went to a UCLA game against Oregon State with my dad and I really liked the atmosphere and the whole big stage. I really liked that. Cal was one of the first ones to contact me to say they're interested. My teammate, Jalen Jefferson, is going there so it would be cool to play with him."