According to Gerg Biggins of ESPN.com, not only did Shaquelle Evans remove the soft commitment to USC from his name, but he also now favors Notre Dame.
“Right now, I’m really feeling Notre Dame,” Evans said. “I had a great trip back there and that’s where I feel most comfortable. It’s hard to explain but I just felt so at home at Notre Dame and I’ve never felt that way around any other school.”
Evans took an official visit to South Bend two weeks ago and said the high from the trip has yet to wear off.
“I loved being around the players and the coaches,” Evans said. “The game atmosphere was incredible, but like I said, the main thing for me was just that comfort level. I’ve always been told and always believed that you should go where you feel most comfortable and right now for me, that’s Notre Dame.”
Biggins also reported that Evans is “50-50″ on whether or not he will take more visits this year. Another great sign for the Irish here.
This is great news for Notre Dame on the recruiting front. After last year’s 3-9 record it was assumed that a lot of recruits might have a wait and see approach with the Irish this year. I think this might just be a case of that since it looked like it was going to be very, very hard to lure Evans away from the West Coast over the summer. Evans seeing Notre Dame playing a freshman receiver like Michael Floyd is probably also helping Notre Dame’s cause.
What makes this news even better is that his soft commitment to USC came right after the OSU game when the emotions of the trip were still fresh in his memory. This report comes a full week after he returned home from his trip to Notre Dame and a few days after Evans took in the USC-Oregon game.
Evans would be a huge commitment to add to this class and would combine with Nyshier Oliver to give Notre Dame a couple a potential game breaking wide receivers.
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