Take a speedy 5’9″- 170 pound pure athlete and train him to run and jump and play the game of football. Now take that same talented kid and put him in the home of a Soldier with parents teaching him the respect and the discipline any parent would dream a son to have.
Add in a terrific program like Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington and you have a ripe environment and formula for success. That is the basis from which star athlete Asan Neil -Evergin has risen to a position of notoriety.
Last season he tore it up on defense for the Blazers from his Safety spot landing 148 Tackles on the season. He added a fumble recovery for a TD, a couple of Picks, and several knock downs into the mix showcasing his abilities to move to the football and close in fast on opponents. The Junior really made some noise.
“It was a great year for us overall. I worked hard to improve and get better and I feel I did that,” said the son of Sargent First Class Cameron Evergin.
Sargent Evergin is a Helicopter Mechanic Crew Chief based out of Fort Lewis now. In the past 17 years he has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, and beyond.
“I am so proud of him,” said Asan. “He is gone a lot and we have moved around some but he has set a great example for me.”
Now add in Mom; Lisa Lynn Evergin. The sort of supportive Mom who every kid should be luck enough to have. The kind of Mom who found a way to get Asan to San Antonio Texas when the US Army All American Bowl identified him as a Top Prospect and invited him to come for the Combine this week.
Now in Texas making preparations Lisa and Asan are fired up.
“I am a little nervous and excited to show what I can do on this big stage,” said Asan. “Tomorrow is registration and some seminars and such. Then we get after it on Friday.”
Given all those tackles we might assume he is going in as a corner or a safety right?
“No. I am here as a Running Back,” he said laughing. “That is where I feel I can shine the best!”
Shine he did in 2012 as he stole the Nike Football Training Camp MVP from a host of talented Running Backs who had come from across the Nation to the U of O for the event.
“I am really a slot and utility around back. My speed was a 4.51 on the laser timers at the SPARQ combine and I ran an 11.0 100 Meter. So I am pretty fast,” he added. “There were some great Seniors in front of me so I was happy to go where I could to help the team. 2013 should be my year as our RB so I am really excited for that.”
Asan has a 36″ vertical and he knows that he can get faster and better as the off season gets going.
Right now he is hearing quite a lot from ASU and said that NAU and Colorado State have shown some real interest too. WSU and UW will no doubt circle in on this young talent as the Spring comes along.
“This is the start for me. I am going to get to some other events and a lot of college Junior days and camps too. I will compete in Track in the Sprints and the Jumping events and just keep working super hard to get ready for the 2013 season,” he concluded.
This is a top talent and we are pleased to be covering him this year on a regular basis.
We will have some feedback tomorrow from Asan about the first day in San Antonio and the inside scoop on the event itself.
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