Posted: 2:00 pm Monday, January 13th, 2014

Rashaan Evans: 5-star eliminates UGA 

By Michael Carvell

UGA has been eliminated in the sweepstakes for 5-star Rashaan Evans.

The linebacker from Auburn, Ala., texted multiple reporters on Monday to let them know that his finalists were Auburn, Alabama and UCLA.

UGA was considered an early frontrunner for Evans, whose father played football at Auburn. The younger Evans reportedly wanted a change of scenery, which elevated UGA’s chances.

As recent as last week, Evans told Rivals.com’s Andrew Bone that he was setting up an official visit with UGA for Jan. 24.

What changed between Evans and UGA? Auburn’s (the heavy frontrunner) magical season had a lot to do with it, probably along with the departure of UGA’s defensive coordinator. It’s not necessarily that Evans felt a special connection with Todd Grantham, but it could’ve been too much change this close to signing day (Feb. 5).

However, as is proven every year, recruiting always changes by the minute in January.

If UGA hires a big-name replacement for Grantham, the Bulldogs could get back into the hunt with several elite recruits, including Evans and maybe bigger names.

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18 comments
MichaelTanner
MichaelTanner

come on guys its not the end of the world. Georgia Football will continue to be Georgia Football, and our team will do its best on the field. 

RandyHall
RandyHall

UGA is rearing it's ugly head since the loss to Nebraska...1) De-commit by Top DT in the State, Dontavius Russell...committed to AU 2) Scott Lakatos resigns 3) Todd Grantham leaves to go to Louisville as DC 4) Nate Brown, 4 * WR from N Gwinnett cancelled his potential official visit 5) Shaq Wiggins is arrested 6) Rashaan Evens, a 5* LB from AU Alabama cancelled his potential official visit...and what's next...CMR has really helped UGA to lose its brand recognition...C'mon Man win a NC or leave w/ respect!!!    

ATL25
ATL25

I hope all of you optimistic fans are right... WDE

BCB
BCB

He is a Auburn legacy! He is going to Auburn.

Pistol66
Pistol66

uga is in disarray at this time.  Losing two coaches this close to signing day with no back up plan spells doom for this recruiting season!  Auburn is doing well and is seen as rising and uga is seen as declining by the kids! If this is not resolved soon, they could be seeing some more kids changing their minds and choosing other options.  The only good news is that Coach Franklin left for Penn State so Vandy should go back to being Vandy and give Coach Richt a crucial win next season so uga can be bowl eligible!

Realisticfan
Realisticfan

We should never have spent a lot of time on this guy.  He was going to Auburn all along. Move on. 

keendaddy
keendaddy

Georgia will be phat at db, no worries...

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

Good Luck to Rashaan Evans at Auburn and thanks for not wasting anymore of UGA's time...

Today is the day DB D J Smith is suppose to announce his decision... expected to pick USCe...

Bobo recruiting KS hard... Jimmy Sexton working both KS and Jeremy Pruitt to Greg McGarity and trying to pry his fingers from around the needed funds to seal the deal...

"BELIEVE" in the G

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Auburn loses two to draft early and replace them with 5 stars either on the team or new recruits. They add a five star receiver to go opposite Coates. Their weekest position is linebacker and they are about to sign two five stars.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

This is nothing more than the barn being the barn! Their BS shows are endless. The player is going to auburn and has been from the get go but they put our their BS so when he selects the cow college they act as though they stole a player Bama wanted.

POAD2013
POAD2013

What College has what he wants to Major in and Study for his future JOB after football?

POAD2013
POAD2013

@keendaddy don't you mean UGa will be Phat with DBs? 

Phat with Da Blunts

LOL

SEP-AU
SEP-AU

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie Oh please, you twit.  Everything bammer wanted Auburn took away in one second.    Why do you think your genius coach hired Lane Kiffin?  Desperation!  He's scared to death of Auburn and the Gus Bus.  Better get used to it.  

BAMABABE
BAMABABE

@SEP-AU @KeepOnSmilingWetWilliei love at AU fans act like they won the NC...lol..yes yall beat us on a once in a lifetime play...congrats...glad that winning the west is so exciting for yall