Former standout NFL wide receiver Andre Rison is an assistant coach for the Mainland team in the Hawai’i/Polynesia vs. Mainland Bowl and had some high praise for Notre Dame wide receiver commitment Shaquelle Evans.
“There are guys who run like deers, but a guy like Shaq — who is already 195, 200 pounds — is hard to find,” Rison said. “Football is the one sport where physically, you cannot jump from high school to the pros. But these two kids, when you look at their bodies, they look like they could play pro ball already.”
Rison went on to compare Evans to NFL star receiver Andre Johnson. Considering Johnson is considered by some to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, that is pretty high praise from a guy who knows a thing or two about the position.
Rison’s assessment of Evans makes me think even more that Evans will see the field for Notre Dame next year and will combine with Golden Tate, Michael Floyd, and Deion Walker to give Notre Dame an outstanding group of wide receivers that should be a matchup nightmare for any defense. Now… will the offensive line improve enough so that we can actually use 4 wide receiver sets without Jimmy Clausen running for his life?
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