Four-star athlete Joshua Evans took his first two official visits in the past week and a half. The Irvington, N.J. prospect caught up with Rivals to discuss the trips to Purdue and Oklahoma.
"My Purdue official was last week," he said. "I had a good time. I really liked the coaches and they have been recruiting me as hard as anybody.
"There are a couple Irvington players there (Dwayne Beckford, Waynelle Gravesande) and there's a comfort level with them. Those guys keep telling me to consider Purdue and they come from where I come from.
"Plus, Purdue is going in a new direction. I think I could play earlier there than most other schools I'm looking at, that is why they are in the mix."
Meanwhile, Evans just returned from a trip to Oklahoma this past weekend.
"It was a really good visit," he said. "Obviously they are one of the top two teams in the country and playing for the national championship. I got to spend a lot of time with Coach Stoops. He wants me at cornerback since that's the position he coaches. The defensive coordinator said I could play either cornerback or safety depending on where I fit in and can get on the field the quickest. My position doesn't matter, I'd like to give a shot at cornerback first.
"They also talked a little about me possibly playing offense, Purdue has mentioned that too, but my future is at defense."
Evans was hosted on the trip by Lamont Robinson.
"He's from New Jersey too," he said. "It was good to talk to a kid from Jersey who's gone to Oklahoma, it's a different culture. The weather was a little different there, but it's better than Jersey right now.
"Oklahoma is a big-time football school and is intriguing."
Evans confirmed that Florida will receive an official visit in January, but didn't have a date at this time. He went on to state.
"I may take visits to Pittsburgh and West Virginia too," he said. "Those five schools are my final five."
There has been rumor Florida may be the leader. Is that the case?
"They are not the leader, I can't say that, I'll know more after the visit. I can't compare schools to Florida until I go there."