Auburn HS OLB Evans signs with Crimson Tide - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Auburn HS OLB Evans signs with Crimson Tide

(Photo credit: ESPN) (Photo credit: ESPN)
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Auburn High outside linebacker Rashaan Evans pulled a surprise and signed with the University of Alabama on Wednesday morning.

Evans, widely considered the top outside linebacker in high school football had narrowed his choices to the Crimson Tide, hometown Auburn, and UCLA.

He was the most hotly recruited player in the state of Alabama, with the climax of the pursuit coming last Saturday when coaches from both Alabama and Auburn showed up at the same time at his grandfather's 80th birthday party.

The signing of Evans boosts the Tide signing class, expected to be ranked No. 1 in the nation.

In his senior year at Auburn High, Evans had 77 tackles, with 43 for loss, as well as 17 1/2 sacks.

Copyright 2014 WTVM. All rights reserved.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 6

    SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 6

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:30:29 GMT

    So, the battle of unbeatens— Marion County and Manchester is our Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

    More >>

    So, the battle of unbeatens— Marion County and Manchester is our Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

    More >>
  • All Access: Marion County

    All Access: Marion County

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:49:20 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    We go All-Access with Marion County Coach Kirksey as he prepares for a clash with a tough region foe.

    More >>

    We go All-Access with Marion County Coach Kirksey as he prepares for a clash with a tough region foe.

    More >>
  • Inside the Huddle: Manchester's extra inspiration on the sidelines

    Inside the Huddle: Manchester's extra inspiration on the sidelines

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:43:10 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    Manchester is off to a 4-0 start— one of the best in the area. The Blue Devils are certainly playing inspired football and it’s one of their teammates on the sidelines that’s bringing them that inspiration. 

    More >>

    Manchester is off to a 4-0 start— one of the best in the area. The Blue Devils are certainly playing inspired football and it’s one of their teammates on the sidelines that’s bringing them that inspiration. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly