North Carolina is in the midst of assembling a strong 2020 recruiting. However, things could jump a notch with the possible commitment of defensive end Desmond Evans. Earlier this week, Evans announced that he will make his college choice this Friday (Oct. 18). Evans, a 5-star prospect and the No. 1 player in the state of North Carolina, is considered a UNC lean.
🥳Commitment Day is coming 🎊 @ Lee County High School , be there at 2 o’clock pm pic.twitter.com/liNi10nNwJ
— Desmond Evans (@desevans10) October 15, 2019
Tim Brewster and defensive coordinator Jay Bateman have led North Carolina’s efforts for the 6-foot-6 Evans, who plays his prep ball for Lee County High School in Sanford, N.C.
According to 247 Sports, Evans ranks as the No. 22 overall prospect in the 2020 class. Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia Tech are in the mix, too. Initially pursued by NC State, the Pack moved on from Evans a few months ago.
NCSU backed off after UNC took a huge lead this summer. He’s been a UNC lean since June.
— Ross Martin (@RossMartin_IC) October 17, 2019
The Tar Heels already have commitments from five of the top 15 prospects in the state of North Carolina, including two 4-star defensive linemen: Myles Murphy and Kedrick Bingley-Jones. This is a similar approach to what NC State accomplished during the 2019 recruiting cycle. Led by 4-star defensive end Savion Jackson, the Pack landed five of the top 17 prospects in the state.
Evans took two trips to Chapel Hill this fall, according to Inside Carolina — for the Appalachian State and Clemson games.