From Tony Ciniglio of the Daily Breeze:
Former Inglewood High football star Shaquille Evans is coming home.
Evans decided he will transfer to UCLA, about two weeks after choosing to leave Notre Dame after just one season.
“Maybe being at home was the best fit,” Evans said while helping at Inglewood’s Monday practice. “UCLA wanted me there. I wanted to go where I felt wanted, where I felt needed. I wanted to be welcomed.”
Evans had seven catches for 61 yards in limited time last season and expected to be part of the offense this sesaon. But when Evans, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound receiver who was a Charlie Weis recruit, was not listed on new coach Brian Kelly’s official depth chart this season, he sought a transfer.
Kelly did not put any restrictions on the transfer.
Evans said he will sit out the remainder of this season, then still have three years of eligbility left when he joins UCLA for the 2010 season.”They’re a local team, a rising program,” Evans said. “I feel they have a lot of potential.”
Evans, who was the No. 4 ranked receiver in his recruiting class, had originally committed to USC before choosing Notre Dame.
Now Evans will be able to play in front of his hometown family and friends.
“When I look back, I probably felt like I should’ve stayed home,” Evans said. “I felt this is where I should’ve been from the get-go.”