Thursday, July 9, 2009

Know A Signee: Jonathan Evans

  • Will wear number 35.
  • Three star and ranked as number 42 OLB by Rivals. Number 20 on the Rivals Alabama Postseason Top 40. Three star and number 31 WLB by Scout. Ranked 77/100 and the number 52 OLB by ESPN.com.
  • Pritchard, AL (Blount High School)
  • Born: November 29, 1989
  • Committed June 2, 2008
  • 6'0", 205 lbs. 4.5 sec 40 yard dash.
  • Brother of former Auburn Tiger Chris Evans.
  • 2008 stats: 93 tackles (50 solo), 2 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles and one pass break up. Carried the ball 16 times for 110 rushing yards and 3 TDs on offense.
  • Named honorable mention 6A All-State by ASWA as a junior. Number 16 on Birmingham News' Super Seniors list and ranked as the 18th best prospect in the state of Alabama by SuperPrep.
  • Had offers from Auburn, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UAB, Southern Miss and South Alabama.
  • Took official visits to Auburn and Tennessee. He also planned a trip to Oklahoma State but did not end up going.
  • Says Auburn was always his number one and took visits just to look around. Evans says his brother helped but did not determine where he would end up. He says the change of staff did not phase him and that he really likes the new staff.
  • Says if he did not sign with Auburn he would have ended up at Tennessee. He says he really liked his visit, the head coach and defensive coordinator.
  • Evans is qualified and on campus.

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