Evans, a three-star prospect and Elite 11 player in the 2019 class finished his four years as a starter for the Bears with 9,453 passing yards for 106 touchdowns with 26 interceptions. He tore his MCL in the final regular season game this past year, but played the entire postseason to win a second state title for Palmer Ridge.
The news of Evans’ de-commitment comes hours after Kurt Roper was not retained as part of Mel Tucker’s staff. “Coach Roper is a big part of it. We get along very well,” Evans told 247Sports about the possibility of his coach staying at Colorado. “I think Coach Roper staying on staff would mean the world to me.”
Roper has spent over 20 years in both the SEC and ACC. It will be interesting to see if he will be the one to mentor Evans at N.C. State.
Evans turned down offers from Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville, Texas A&M and South Carolina in the process of going from Colorado to N.C. State. He’s ranked 11th among pro-style QB’s in the nation, and the third best athlete in the state of Colorado behind Stanford commit OT Barrett Miller and Nebraska commit QB Luke McCaffrey.
With Evans not coming to Boulder, CU has four players out of the top twenty in Colorado (Highlands Ranch OL Austin Johnson, Valor Christian WR Joshia Davis, Cherry Creek OLB Alec Pell, and Eaglecrest OL Jake Wiley).