The Ralphie Report had the privilege to sit down with one of the Buffs prized commits in Los Alamitos H.S. QB Clark Evans who is one of the best dual threat quarterbacks in the nation. Clark is 6'5" 225 lbs and is in the mold of Tim Tebow in his ability to run and throw the ball with success. He has led his high school team to a 5 - 0 record which is currently ranked 63rd in the nation according to Rivals.com. Last week, Evans had 6 total touchdowns as he continues to fill up the stat sheet. In case you haven't seen this video of Clark, you are in for a special show. The title is "The Next Tim Tebow." Let's not go that far but he looks like the biggest guy out there by a lot.
Here is our interview with Clark Evans from California:
The Ralphie Report: First of all, thanks for taking the time to answer some of our questions. Congrats on your commitment to the University of Colorado and on your successful high school career.
I would say your arrival at CU is exciting to a lot of Buff fans because of the talent that you have shown in your high school career and the different things that we have read about that you may bring to the team. How would you define your style of play and what can you bring to this Colorado team?
Clark Evans: I think I am a duel threat quarterback although in college I see my self as staying in the pocket a lot more.
The Ralphie Report: I know you have been asked this a million times but what separated Colorado from the other Division One schools that offered you a scholarship? How much interaction did you have with Coach Hawkins in the process or was it mostly QB coach Mark Helfrich?
Clark Evans: When I visited Colorado I loved the college feel. Where I live now (Los Alamitos) football isn't that big of a deal but in Colorado I feel it is.
See the rest of the interview after the jump...
The Ralphie Report: The Buffs current starting right tackle, Matt Bahr, played at the same high school as you. Did you have contact with CU when Matt was recruited? If so, did that history create a kind of comfort zone between you and the coaches when they came back into the school to recruit you? If not, how early in the process did CU contact you and what was the one "coolest" thing CU did to recruit you?
Clark Evans: Matt and I went to the same school my freshman year then he transferred to Mission Viejo and I transferred to Los Alamitos so I didn't hear from Colorado from him. I first heard from them my sophmore year and I was offered the first game of my junior year.
The Ralphie Report: If you had to pick one thing about your game that you need to work on, what would it be? What is the one attribute about your game that will separate you most from other quarterbacks around the nation?
Clark Evans: One thing I think I need to work on is keeping my mechanics sound. Something I feel that I can do well is read the defense.
The Ralphie Report: Enough with the tough football questions…here are some quick ones:
a. Got any ideas about a possible major at CU?
Clark Evans: I want to major in business
b. What quarterback or football player did you idolize growing up?
Clark Evans: Brett Farve and now Tim Tebow
c. Are there any other players on your high school team being recruited right now?
Clark Evans: Yes there are a couple others: Darryl Jenkins and Paul Richardson who are my two wide receivers. Darryl is a senior and Paul is a junior.
d. Other than football, what is the one thing that excites you about coming to Colorado?
Clark Evans: The college life.
The Ralphie Report: Thanks for your time Clark.
Some follow up items on Clark.
First of all, he looks like a stud of a player. You have to like his athleticism and the different things he could possibly bring to the Colorado Buffaloes offense. There isn't another quarterback on the roster that is like Clark. He is truly a dual threat quarterback. The best thing about both Clark and Jordan Wynn for that matter is they are winners. They both are quarterbacks for undefeated teams and nationally ranked teams. These are two guys I can't wait to see perform next spring and summer. Clark's wide receiver, Darryl Jenkins has not got any offers but is interested in Colorado. He is 6'1" 180lbs and runs a 4.45 forty. On Rivals, he is supposed to visit with Clark when he comes out this weekend but the article was written on August 11th and I don't see a visit set up yet. Here is Darryl's Rivals page.