To kick off the official start to the 2016 Michigan football fall camp, we’ve broken down each incoming freshmen football signee. That includes their scouting report, 2016 season prediction as well as a quote from one of their positional coaches.
Chris Evans, Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis
- Position: Running Back
- Height/Weight: 5’11, 190 pounds
- Commitment Date: June 7th, 2015
Scouting Report: Evans did it all for Ben Davis by scoring on rushing, receiving, and return touchdowns. He excels at creating space and running away from defenders. Evans was an overall threat for defenses because he could be a running back or receiver from anywhere on the field. One thing that always translates to college football is vision and Evans has extraordinary vision in identifying openings to run through.
True Freshman Projection: Evans comes to Ann Arbor primarily as a running back, but will get opportunities to catch the ball, return kicks and punts, and possibly play defensive back. With the stable of older running backs like Drake Johnson, De’Veon Smith, and Ty Isaac ahead of him early on, he looks like a prime candidate to redshirt this fall. However, that could change quickly if he has a dynamic fall camp and shows the ability to contribute at other positions.
Jedd Fish Quote: “Chris is a running back, wildcat quarterback, slot wide receiver with the ability to play multiple positions on both sides of the ball. He has had amazing production in high school, winning the state championship two years ago as a junior. Chris single-handedly put up incredible yardage as both a runner and a pass catcher. He has been on campus for a bunch of visits, and every time Chris comes up here, he becomes more and more comfortable with our group. Chris is somebody that is going to be used in many different phases of our offense. He takes academics seriously, he takes games seriously, and he is going to be very focused on learning our system and getting better once he arrives in the summer.”