Evans headed the post-grad route

Dejion Evans

As the 2013 recruiting cycle continues to wrap-up after national signing day, some prospects continue to look for bigger opportunities via unconventional routes. Dejion Evans plans to go to prep school for a year to work on his craft in hopes of bigger offers.

With good size and natural ability at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Dejion Evans felt that he was an FBS wide receiver prospect during and after his senior season in 2012.

But as the cycle went through, he only held FCS offers.

"I finished (the cycle) with six offers...Towson, New Hampshire, Maine, Bryant, Sacred Heart and Merrimack," he said. "The (FBS) schools I aimed for were filled up at wide receiver."

Wanting better looks without sacrificing college eligibility, the West Roxbury (Mass.) Catholic Memorial standout will test his luck as a post-grad during the 2013 season.

"I decided to reclassify and now I'm going to be class of 2014," said Evans. "I've been speaking to UMass, San Diego State, Penn State, Temple, North Carolina, Connecticut and Virginia.

"They've all contacted me to say they will be actively recruiting me next year."

"I've been working hard," he continued. "I'm up to 220 pounds and have gotten my 40 (yard dash) down to a sub-4.6 (second time)."

As for which school he will be attending in the fall, that has yet to be determined.

Said Evans, "I'm deciding between Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.) and The Taft School (Conn.). I have a few months to pick which school I want to PG (post-grad) at."

Evans maintains that he has "excellent" grades, and that aspect of the scenario had nothing to do with his decision to play post-grad football.



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