2014 North

Forrest Evans
Position:Offensive Line

Player Bio

Forrest Evans is a standout offensive lineman out of Walton High School that holds a strong set of physical tools. Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 290 pounds, he possesses tremendous strength, balance and agility that allow him to stay with athletic defenders. That ability is credited to the hard work that Evans puts into the weight room that has seen him log a bench press of 385 along with a squat of an astounding 525 pounds. Joining that astonishing strength is agility that was developed in sessions alongside former Arena Football wide receiver Tyrone Jones, who also spent two years with the Indianapolis Colts practice squad. While he has been under many people’s radars, the two-year starter has proven capable of competing with top-notch talent after being chosen to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl game at the Citrus Bowl back in January. Evans saw action on both sides of the ball at right guard and nose guard, even recording two sacks in the contest. The lineman has also garnered Walton Offensive Player of the Week twice this season and was recently named first team All-Region. Evans was the only junior offensive lineman to be selected for the first team. Evans’ ability and standout performances have drawn the attention of various ACC and SEC programs including Clemson, Alabama, and Mississippi State. Evans currently holds a 3.0 grade point average this semester and volunteers often at Rocky Mount Elementary, where his mother is a second-grade teacher. He spends time at the school reading to kids and often in the set-up of drama productions. After the end of his playing days, the offensive lineman strives to be involved in becoming either a strength coach or a performance trainer. For the junior, he spoke how the Elite Junior Classic will allow him to gauge where his ability stands compared to players of similar or better talent levels. However, his dedication to the game combined with his work ethic can guarantee that the best is yet to come.