The running back class of 2015 is deep in the state of Texas with a dozen backs already reporting at least one offer, many with more than one, and several holding offers of the BCS variety.
Huntsville (Texas) 2015 standout Morie Evans may be listed as an athlete, but at 6-foot and 198-pounds Evans is attracting more and more interest at running back. A 4.4 forty-yard dash tends to turn some heads, and in Evans' case he earned his first offer.
"Morie got his first offer in early June," Huntsville head coach Shane Martin said. "He got his first offer from Arizona State. They came down and had a camp with Sam Houston. I'm not sure how many kids they offered out of that camp but he was one of them. Morie is excited about having his first offer. There's a few offers we know for him are going to come."
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The Arizona State staff and their offer made a strong impression on the standout prospect.
"I like the coaches," Evans said. "I like coach Graham the running back coach. He's pretty cool. I talked to him after the camp and stuff. He wants me to go down there and visit."
In addition to the Sun Devils, Evans attended camps at Texas A&M and Baylor. Both are showing considerable interest along with TCU.
"I really feel like there will be an offer coming from Baylor real soon," Coach Martin said. "I think they could possibly do something after plays a couple of games. When we went to the camp they had a lot of talent there and he stood out pretty well in some of that talent.
"One thing about Morie is we've never truly played him as a running back and we're going to play him more coming out of the backfield this year. By doing that I think it's just going to increase the interest people have in him."
Evans may not have spent much time as a true running back but no one around Huntsville doubts his playmaking abilities with the ball in his hands.
"I think there's a big future for Morie and I think the offers are really popping in because of what people will see he can do this year," Coach Martin said. "Last year he missed a little bit because he had a concussion. He was out for 10 days. The first game he came back he had three carries for 157 yards or something like that."
As a sophomore in 2012, Evans earned second team all-district honors after rushing for 408 yards and six touchdowns on 33 carries and caught seven passes for 152 yards and three scores.