Last month, Rivals250 prospect Rashaan Evans announced his top five and since that time not much has changed for the versatile defender.
Evans listed Georgia one, followed by UCLA, Tennessee at three, Florida State in the fourth sport, and Auburn in the five hole edging out Alabama.
The Auburn (Ala.) star was scheduled to be at 'Dawg Night in Athens on Friday, but he could not make the trip. Even though he couldn't attend the elite showcase, Evans said he would be back in the fall for an official visit.
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His list is far from set in stone. Evans may change things around once he takes more visits over the next month or so. This week he is trying to make it the FSU Camp to check out the 'Noles event.
If he does end up in Tallahassee he will do so with an added superlative to his four-star status. Earlier in the week he was selected for the Under Armour All-American Game.
He was elated to get the nod. "At first I was kind of shocked. I was like, are you sure you are calling me? It was one of the first things I tried to strive for was to get that invite to the Under Armour All-American Game," stated Evans. "When I was kid I used to the see those games on TV. I used to tell everyone I was going to get it."
Now that he is slated to play in the game he is going to consider announcing during the telecast.
Although UCLA is No. 2 in his top five, Evans said they continue to recruit him hard. He has a good relationship with linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich. Evans remarked, "He is pretty young and tries to understand where I'm coming from. The thing that stands out is he genuinely cares about you. He tells me what to look at with other schools, not just UCLA. He just wants you to be successful."
Evans enjoys talking football with his leader, too. UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has made an impression on the hard-hitting linebacker. "Every time I go over there it's no always about football even though we do get there. We talk about family and what we've been up to. That's something that stands out to me," noted Evans.
His father is an Auburn legacy and is helping guide his son through the process. Yet, it's his mom's advice that he uses on and off the field.
"She always tells me to keep chomping at the tree," said Evans. "It's a long, hard process, but eventually it will fall."
It sounds like great advice for one of the nation's most sought after defensive recruits in the Southeast for the Class of 2014.