2019 QB Evans Enjoys Irish Invasion

June 15, 2017
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Ty Evans has been to Notre Dame before, when his older sister was being recruited to play volleyball for the Irish, so this weekend’s trip to South Bend was much different for the 2019 Colorado quarterback.

“It was definitely cool being the one who was kind of being recruited instead of my sister and seeing that aspect as a player was definitely special,” the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder said.

And participating in Notre Dame’s showcase camp, Irish Invasion, was also cool.

“It was definitely an amazing experience for anybody,” said Evans. “You got to sit back and appreciate playing under the lights at Notre Dame while Lou Holtz is sitting there talking to you. Having the whole Notre Dame staff and players around, it was definitely a great experience. The only thing missing was the crowd, I guess we’ll have to wait a couple of years for that.”

Evans, who already has scholarship offers from schools like Colorado, Colorado State, Arkansas, Kansas State and most recently Northwestern, was pleased with his performance despite the camp setting, which is always less than ideal conditions.

“I think it went alright,” said Evans. “I think it was kind of difficult for everybody throwing to guys they’ve never thrown to before. There are a lot of factors like if they fall down, how good the corner is, how good the wideout is, but overall, I think I had a pretty good day.

“A lot of my game is on the run and we didn’t do very much of that. Other than that, I think I showed them a good amount of my game. There were a couple of routes where I could show my arm strength.”

Evans had a chance to work on the field with new Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Tom Rees.

“I love Coach Rees,” he said. “He’s a good guy. You can tell he definitely cares about the game and cares about every quarterback. He was trying to coach us all up, not just a couple guys.”

The night before Invasion, Evans had a chance to spend time with Rees.

“I was able to have dinner with him,” the quarterback said. “It was just a sitdown to meet me and talk to me. We’ve never met officially outside of me calling him on the phone. It was just to get to know each other.”

Following Notre Dame, Evans made his way to a camp at Arkansas.


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