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Weis Tells Recruit He'll Be Back Next Year

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Evans: Weis not going anywhere

The last few weeks have been tough on Shaquelle Evans. First, his Inglewood High School team finished off the season with a disappointing 5-5 record. Then the four-star receiver heard rumors that Charlie Weis was on the hot seat.

As the first of Notre Dame's verbal commitments to receive an in-home visit from Weis, Evans wasted little time asking about Weis' future in South Bend.

"I asked him about his job status," Evans said. "He told me he's good to go; he'll be there. He said he made sure he's good before he left and it's just the media spreading that he's going to get fired. He said if he didn't know if he was going to be there or not he would tell me. It makes me feel good that he'll be there."

Evans wasn't the only one asking Weis questions during the two-hour visit.

"My mom has talked to him on the phone, but she liked him in person too. She said he was nice and knowledgeable," Evans said. "My grandma, she thought it went well. She was very protective and asked a lot of questions. She thought it went well."

Weis spent most of his time discussing Notre Dame and the benefits of attending the school.

"He was just letting everybody know what Notre Dame's all about and how much of a good fit it is for me," Evans said. "He was trying to get in good with the family."

There was also some discussion of playing time.

"He said I'd play whatever position will get me on the field the fastest," Evans said. "He said I can play inside and they can move me outside. He said I could be playing early, but not fast enough because I want to play when I get there."

Now that Evans knows Weis will remain in South Bend, the Rivals100 pick can focus on the next chapter of his life. That begins with next month's U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"This week I'll start training for the game and get a good three to four weeks in before I go," he said.

Evans said he leaves for San Antonio on Dec. 28 and that it seems like just yesterday that he was a junior participating in the All-American Combine trying to earn a spot in the Bowl Game.

"It feels good," he said. "That was my goal and I accomplished it. I wanted to get back there. It came around fast."

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