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Evans Plans To Announce Soon!
Quay Evans, the 6-foot-2, 318-pound four-star defensive tackle from Morton, Miss., has over a dozen offers and plans to end the recruiting process. "I'll be having a press conference in the next few weeks to announce," Evans said. Of course, this isn't the first time Evans tried to end things early. He was already committed to Ole Miss at one point. "When I was a freshman I committed to Mississippi but I changed my mind last year," he said. "But now I'm ready to get it done with." Evans says he now favors Mississippi State solidly over Ole Miss, Alabama, Oregon and USC. He claims all have offered as well as LSU, UCLA, Memphis, Kentucky, South Carolina and North Carolina. "I really like coach Chris Wilson," he said about the Bulldogs' defensive coordinator. "He's like a magnet and I like how it never seems like he's trying to sell me something. He's the best." Another thing that Evans likes about Mississippi State is the opportunity. "I want to feel like I contributed to making a team better and helping them do something they've never won before," he said. "I want to help them do something for the first time. All these other teams like Alabama and Ole Miss have been successful and have won. Mississippi State is getting better and still coming up and I want to help them win big." Despite that sentiment, Evans still lists the Tide in his top five. "It's such a great program," he said. "I like how they do things like the pros. They are like an NFL team. "And their facilities are indescribable," he said. While Mississippi State may be the team to beat now, Evans admits he grew up following Ole Miss. "I used to go to their games all the time," he said. "My cousin went there (now with the Cincinnati Bengals) and they were the first actual college game I went to." Evans does not plan on attending any junior days but says he will attend camps at Mississippi State and Alabama. He says he also hopes to visit USC and Oregon officially, even though he will already be committed to another school. "I like that USC is known for its hard defense," he said. "They've had some great defensive players there like Troy Polamalu. "And Oregon…well, I love their uniforms," he said. "Oregon is actually the school I threaten my family with when we fight. Whenever I'm upset with them or something I tell them I'm gonna go to Oregon." In the end, Evans admits that neither the Trojans, nor the Ducks, have a very good shot. "I don't think I'll be going there," he said. Even though Evans says he knows where he wants to go, he's nervous about announcing what's on his mind. "I'm kind of dreading the press conference," he said. "I don't want all these people texting me and messaging me and stuff. I don't want to make all the fans angry when I don't choose their school." Evans finished his junior season with 80 tackles and eight sacks. "I'm big and very aggressive," he said. "I play with a lot of pride and I refuse to be embarrassed or defeated. I don't let me opponent take me out. "I'm also a great run stopper, but I want to be considered the best pass rusher too," he said. He benches 405-pounds, squats 600 and has a 23-inch vertical jump. "I want to be more calm on field and not so aggressive all the time," he said. Evans plans to major in criminal justice. "I want to be a lawman and help crack down on all the bad stuff," he said. He reports a 2.5 core GPA and took the ACT on Feb. 12.
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