Tinley Park High School product is a blossoming star. The 6’4 tight end/outside linebacker had an outstanding sophomore season and burst on the scene. As a tight end, he catches the ball effortlessly in traffic & has the ability to adjust and catch the football in awkward body positions. Someone with Evan’s size isn’t supposed to be able to move as well as he does. He’s a natural long strider with great build up speed. He can play inline, but also split out wide and cause a mismatch on outside linebackers. He’s a real threat in the red zone and always seems to have a big play in his back pocket. King also excels on the defensive side as an outside linebacker. He’s instinctive and does a phenomenal job tackling in space. King, to me, is a no-doubt division one prospect. It’s hard to find a tight end prospect who can catch the football like he does. He’s a bit raw right now, but my prediction with another year under his belt, he’s going to have a breakout 2020 season and pick-up some big offers. Check out our Q&A with him below.
Q: What have you been doing to prepare during COVID-19?
A: “During Covid-19, I’ve been lifting every day with my teammate and every couple days going to the field to work on my speed and agility. Once and a while at the field, I work on routes and receiving.”
Q: How did Last Season go for your team?
A: “Last season didn’t go as planned. We worked very hard in the offseason, but our team ended with a record of 2-7.”
Q: How did last season go for you individually?
A: “I had a solid season individually. I was able to make a decent Hudl highlight tape and send it out to a few coaches.”
Q: What are you most looking forward to for the 2020 season?
A: “I’m looking forward to getting Tinley Park back on track with football and proving everyone that is doubting us wrong.”
Q: What goals do you have for the 2020 season?
A: “My goal for the 2020 season is to make the playoffs with my team and end with a good record.”
Q: How’s your team looking for 2020?
A: “My 2020 team is looking very solid, everyone is putting in a lot of work during the off-season and Covid-19. I think we’ll have a good run this season.”
Q: What schools are currently recruiting you?
A: “I currently don’t know who’s recruiting me.”
Q: Do you have a dream school?
A: “My dream school is Notre Dame.”
Q: Have you taken any visits?
A: “I haven’t taken any visits for college.”