Updated: Jul 3, 2019
A few days ago San Diego State hired Coach Chris Acker of Boise State as a new assistant. Already he has gotten to work, offering 2020 wing Che Evans of Neumann Goretti High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Evans is a four-star recruit whom 247Sports ranks as the #86 player in the nation. He plays his AAU ball for Team Melo on the Nike EYBL circuit. As a player who is new on the San Diego State radar we admittedly have not watched extensive film on him, however what we did see was impressive. He is 6-7 but has guard skills, and is able to score from the midrange all the way to the three-point line. Also, he uses his body to get to the paint and can score at all three levels.
Evans had previously announced a top six, but recently changed it after receiving a couple of offers late in his recruitment. Immediately after getting the San Diego State offer he added the Aztecs to his top seven, which is a testament to the work and relationship that he has with Acker. His top seven schools include: Arkansas, Boise State, Florida, Ohio State, Texas Tech, TCU, and San Diego State. He has officially visited Boise State and Long Beach State and has an official visit to Arkansas this weekend. In addition he has taken unofficial visits to Ohio State and TCU.
Ryan McMullen of Zagsblog wrote an informative article that has been helpful in understanding Evans’s recruitment. In the article Evans mentioned Coach Acker by name, saying that he loved how they made him feel on his official visit and sited the development of former Boise star and Chicago Bull Chandler Hutchinson. Acker is a big reason that the Aztecs find themselves in the thick of Evans’s recruitment.
In regards to his recruitment as it relates to the Aztecs, they have jumped in late, which Evans mentions in the McMullen piece. However he went on to say that the coaches see him as a priority and want him to take an official visit soon.