TUSCALOOSA, Ala -- The scholarship offers keep piling up for ESPN Watch List linebacker Rashaan Evans, and on Wednesday night, he received yet another SEC offer as Tennessee assistant coach Darin Hinshaw let him know the Vols had offered.
“We’ve been going back and forth,” Evans said. “They told me they were very interested in me and planning on me to come up there and visit sometime.
“That was very important to me. I would watch Tennessee on TV. I got a few family members up there, so I’m probably going to get some calls from them. But getting an offer from Tennessee, I’m very excited about that.”
Evans, a native of Auburn, Ala., said he wants to try and visit UT at some point, but he has his sights set on another SEC East program that he wants to visit first.
“I’m really trying to go visit Florida,” Evans said. “They haven’t offered me yet, but they’ve been talking to me, and I’ve been planning on trying to go up there.”
This weekend, Evans will visit Alabama for the Mississippi State game. It will be his first trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., since his freshman year, and he’s going with his father, who played football for Auburn, the Crimson Tide’s biggest rival.
Despite the family ties to AU, Evans is excited about the trip to Alabama.
“I’m really excited about that, going to Tuscaloosa,” he said. “I think the crowd, the fans, are probably going to be crazy. I just want to see that, see the facilities. There’s going to be a great atmosphere, and it will probably hit me as soon as I get to the stadium. It always does.”