Evans Ends Recruitment as an Owl

Evans Ends Recruitment as an Owl

Coatesville, Pa., senior corner new Temple was the place for him. Relationships played a key role.

During the spring, Coatesville, Pa., senior cornerback Ahkema Evans was seeking his first FBS offer.

Now, he's searching for future classmates.

Evans verbally committed to Temple Wednesday night, giving the Owls their third verbal commitment in the class of 2015.

"I chose Temple because of what they had to offer during the visit and the education piece of it was great," Evans said. "Their staff reminds me of that staff I have at Coatesville now."

As it turned out, that was a big tipping point for the senior, who has gotten close with numerous Temple assistants but has talked most with linebacker coach Mike Siravo.

"Me and the head coach [Matt Rhule] and his staff created this bond, and all the other colleges that offered me, I didn't create that with other programs.

"Temple is an up and coming winning program, and I would just love to be a part of it."

Evans said he and Siravo talk every other day, and the corner believes both expect big things for his future.

"Me and the head coach [Matt Rhule] and his staff created this bond, and all the other colleges that offered me, I didn't create that with other programs."

Of course, both hope there are plenty of big things in store for Temple down the road, too.

"I like their coaching style," Evans said. "I like that they're going to stay on top of you and that their open to help anybody who wants to be successful.

"[Siravo] knows what big things I can do coming in."

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