Rashaan Evans is considered the best linebacker in the High School Class of 2014. At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, he reportedly runs a 4.51 40-yard dash.
Rashaan Evans attends Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama.
Rashaan Evans decided to play football for … the University of Alabama.
As you might imagine, this didn’t go over well among the denizens of Auburn, Alabama. Recruiting, it seems, turns sensible people into deranged lunatics; those who already have a screw loose become contenders for the psych ward. Evans tells Rivals that the town is beyond angry.
“Someone actually put out an article about my family’s business telling all Auburn fans not to go there. We are going to eventually start losing money. People are telling restaurants in the town not to serve us.
“It’s hard for me to go out and chill with my friends like I have always done because people keep coming up to me telling me I made a bad decision. It’s grown men. They are asking me why I did this to them. I told them I had to do what is best for me.
… people are going to the board at my school trying to get me in trouble. They are telling my teachers I am a bad kid and all this stuff.
“Social media has definitely been the worst. People on Instagram are telling me how they hope I tear my ACL in game one. They will laugh when I do. They are saying my family is horrible and how they didn’t raise me right. It’s just crazy.”
Crazy is putting it mildly. Alabama might as well be linebacker U, given the number of pros it has turned out in the last few years. Who can blame Evans?
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