Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna's 12-1 season and state semifinals appearance was powered in large part by a one-two punch on offense from quarterback Jerrard Randall and wide receiver Curt Evans. The two combined for big play after big play and now Evans is seeing those big plays result in numerous scholarship offers.
Recently, Evans has picked up offers from Minnesota, Stanford, Marshall and has even added Ivy League interest for good measure. That new interest adds to a list that already includes Boston College, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Virginia and West Virginia. Asked which schools stick out at this point, two schools come to mind for Evans.
"I've been talking to Florida a lot lately," Evans said. "Me and Coach Z have been talking a lot and I talk to the coach at Vanderbilt a lot. Those are the two that stand out mainly just because I'm talking to them more."
Evans has spent some of the offseason recovering from turf toe and later a broken toe but now that he is fully recovered he has been active in 7-on-7 events and putting in some off-season work. Almost as grueling as his workout schedule is his college visit schedule. Evans and his teammates are planning a busy summer for camps and visits.
"Me Jerrard (Randle) and Jonathan (Aiken), we're supposed to be going to a lot of camps this summer," he said. "We're flying out to Ohio State and then we're going to track back down to Florida. We're going to Ohio State, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Florida State and coach was saying that we might try to go to Michigan because they were trying to offer all three of us and we might squeeze in West Virginia too."
With so many trips scheduled, Evans has begun to think about what he'll be looking for and one school has already provided the prototype.
"I know that when you go to colleges, everyone is going to offer a premium education," he said. "I just want to see what the coaches are like and what's their energy like. When I went to Florida their coaches had really high energy and that's basically what I'm looking for, somewhere where you can strive to be better."