October 20, 2010

2012 Miss. DT visits UA

Morton (MS) defensive tackle Quay Evans has made an early impression with schools around the Southeast with his size, speed and physical style of play and the junior star already holds early offers from Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Florida State among others. While Evans has received plenty of attention from elite programs from around the South, the Crimson Tide have paid close attention to him from early on in the process and last weekend the Tide received yet another unofficial visit from Evans.

"I have been over to Alabama three times already this fall and it gets better probably every time I visit," Evans said. "Everything is just first class and on point. I gain a little more respect for them every time I visit because the coaching staff always takes time to talk no matter how busy they are, and I just love the intensity they play with. Every down they just fight and claw and won't give up nothing. Their intensity is just unbelievable."

"I was in Tuscaloosa last weekend for the Ole Miss game, and they didn't have their best game on offense but the defense showed up big time. Ole Miss has a lot of speed and playmakers and Alabama just shut it down. They never really were in the game because Alabama's defense just wore them out. It was a great exhibition of team defense and speed."

Even though Evans had previously listed Mississippi State on top, the 6-foot-3, 310-pounder now lists no favorites.

"I don't want to really get into naming a favorite right now, but Alabama and both Ole Miss and Mississippi State are probably after me the hardest. I have visited them more than anyone else though, and I probably need to get out to more schools. At the end of the day, I probably don't want to go too far from home, and any of those three schools would be close enough for me."

Meanwhile, Evans is having a strong junior season for Morton High School, spending plenty of time in the backfield creating big plays on a regular basis.

"I think I am having a really good season. I probably have about 10 or 11 sacks and 80 or so tackles. No one has really blocked me one on one all season. I just keep working hard and plugging away to get better and better."

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