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Evans is a three-year starter in basketball, currently averaging about 18 points a game for the Cougars. He received some letters from the Nebraska basketball program before making it clear he would play football in college.
“I was playing pretty good this season. I had a lot of goals going in, trying to establish myself as a complete corner."
“About mid-year his junior season, it became apparent you couldn’t throw the ball to his side of the field. I had several Division I corners I’ve coached, but he has the whole package." — Kendrick Brown, Juan Seguin defensive coordinator
Evans, who pronounces his first name SEE-on-tay, admits he isn’t the fastest cornerback, but thinks he makes up for it with good quickness, jumping ability and flexibility in his hips. Pushing 6-foot, so he has some size, too. Two-year defensive starter for Juan Seguin whom head coach Carlos Lynn calls the “epitome of consistency" for his lack of mental mistakes. Finished his senior season with 46 tackles and three interceptions. As the Cougars played more zone defense in 2009 than the year before, Brown said Evans also zeroed in on becoming a better tackler. Decision came down to Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Utah and Texas Tech, but Evans was one of the Huskers’ earlier commitments.
A standard is starting to be set among Husker cornerbacks, so Evans will have to be ready to match the challenge. Depth also is very good there right now, so Evans might need to show something pretty special to play right away. Evans’ development will dictate if he can eventually separate himself from some of the other young corners in the program like Andrew Green, Lazarri Middleton and Dijon Washington, and fellow 2010 signee Joshua Mitchell.