Desmond Evans

DE Desmond Evans of Sanford, NC is another prime target for USC out of the Tarheel State and the Gamecocks are in a good spot with him at this point. He visited for a couple of games last season and was back for a spring practice March 30th  He won’t get back to USC until the season, but he does plan to take a couple of visits to other contenders during this week long quiet period during which prospects can visit schools.

Evans said he will visit Virginia Tech for a BBQ Friday, and he plans to get to Tennessee before the dead period starts the first of August. Those two, along with USC and North Carolina, are four recruiting him hard. He plans to name a top five around the August 23rd date of his season opening game. He said the Gamecocks definitely will be in that group.

“It’s going pretty good,” Evans said.  ” “I can say South Carolina will be in my top list. Me and South Carolina have a relationship that’s pretty good right now.  I was supposed to go up there for a camp but I didn’t go because I had different plans.  Everything else is great.  They text me everyday and I text them back, stuff like that.”

Evans does not have a timeline for a decision, and he plans to take his five official visits before deciding. He said USC will get one of those. As for the deciding factors for the winning school, Evans has a couple of things in mind.

“Will they develop me into a grown man who will make the right decisions in life.  And will they develop me to play in the NFL.” 

Some of his other offers are Clemson, Michigan, West Virginia, Duke, Florida, Penn State, Alabama, Nebraska, Ohio State, NC State, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Mississippi State.

According to stats compiled by MaxPreps, the last two seasons Evans has totaled 114 tackles with 25 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks and 17 hurries.