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N.J. athlete remains open

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Joshua Evans is a versatile three-star athlete from the Irvington (N.J.) High School. Evans, 6-2.5 and 190 pounds, played quarterback, cornerback and safety for high school team last season. This year he will mainly play quarterback and cornerback but also play wide receiver.
"Most schools like me on defense and mainly at safety," Evans said. "Some like me as an athlete. I just want to get on the field. But I think I can be that big corner that teams are looking for.
"Playing quarterback really helped me on defense, with reads and just knowing where the quarterback is going with the football. It helped with coverages too."
Last season as a junior Evans racked up 80 tackles and eight interceptions, returning two for scores. Offensively he threw for over 900 yards and 18 touchdown passes and rushed for over 750 yards and 15 scores.
Evans is also a track standout in many of the hurdle events. In fact track season just ended and now he's trying to get into football shape and hitting the weight room.
"Everything is going well this summer. I am trying to stay focused and I have been in the weight room a lot, just trying to get back in (football) shape.
According to Evans he has 25 scholarship offers but for now he remains open from such schools as Penn State, Illinois, Florida, Nebraska, Virginia and West Virginia.
"I don't have my top schools settled just yet. I just got done with track and I am trying to stay focused on school work and football now. I hope around the end of the summer to start putting together a top five."
Evans has not visited any schools or been to any summer camps.
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