Notre Dame picked up a huge verbal commitment on Friday when five star wide receiver Shaquelle Evans committed to the Irish giving Notre Dame 17 verbal commitments on the year. Evans is the second wide receiver in this class along with Nyshier Oliver and is yet another Brian Polian recruit.
According to Irish Eyes, the fans were one thing that really separated Notre Dame from the pack.
“What made Notre Dame special to me was the fans. The fans were passionate and the students are supportive, they stand up the whole game carrying their team. Everybody was into the game. It was crazy to see that. A great college town. That helps out a lot when you have fans like that behind you.”
This is a great pickup for this class and just another outstanding job by Brian Polian who has turned himself into one of the premier recruiters in the entire country. Evans grew up in USC’s backyard and at one time he was considered a silent verbal to USC. His trip to Notre Dame, however changed that and today the Irish welcome him to this class with open arms.
Evans has the potential to be an instant impact player on the field for the Irish next year and is a perfect fit for this offense. With Evans now on board, the only offensive recruit left for the Irish this year is fullback Tyler Gaffney. There are still plenty of defensive recruits left though so these last couple months of recruiting should be pretty exciting.