Shaquelle Evans Interview
Sr. / UCLA / WR

Updated - 2-26-14

By: Alex Khvatov

 

Alex Khvatov:  Describe your first day of practice at the Senior Bowl.  
 
Shaquelle Evans:  The first day of practice went very well.  We got after it a little bit today.  I thought that I did well.  I was able to catch the ball and did well in the one-on-one's.      
  
 
Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths?      
 
Shaquelle Evans:  I think that I am very sudden at the line of scrimmage.  I am quick.  I am a physical guy.  I can beat man coverage and press coverage. 
 
 
Alex Khvatov:  What are you trying to show here this week?    
 
Shaquelle Evans:  I want to show that I can be a big playmaker.  I want to prove that I am one of the best players at the Senior Bowl and one of the best receivers in the nation.  I feel like I have the technique and the skill set to be one of the best.  I want to prove that I can make big plays.
 
 
Alex Khvatov:  Why did you transfer from Notre Dame? 
 
Shaquelle Evans:  I left Notre Dame because I wasn't seeing eye to eye with the head coach.  He is a cool dude.  I just felt like I wasn't advancing my career there.  I felt like I had to make a change to better my career. 
 
 
Alex Khvatov:  What was it like being part of this big turnaround at UCLA?
 
Shaquelle Evans:  It is a great feeling.  We were the pioneers especially the senior class this year.  We were a close team.  It was a true blessing to be a part of it. 
 
 
Alex Khvatov:  How was Jim Mora Jr. able to turn things around?   
 
Shaquelle Evans:  He came in the first day and said that he wanted men who will be willing to work hard.  He wanted tough individuals.  He changed our whole mindset.  When your midset is different, you perform a lot different.  When he came in, we started winning every road game.  Before that, we struggled to win road games.  We expected to win. 
 
 
Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your career? 
 
Shaquelle Evans:  The highlight of my career is just being a part of this team the last two years.  I am going to miss this team.  They will be my teammates forever.  We were so close. 
 
 
Alex Khvatov:  Describe your former teammate LB Anthony Barr.
 
Shaquelle Evans:  I told him as soon as he made the change from FB to LB, that he would be a first round pick.  He is a great guy.  He is a humble dude.  He is 6'4 and 250 or 260.  He also runs a 4.4.  Anthony Barr is the real deal. 
 
 
Alex Khvatov:  What are your hobbies? 
 
Shaquelle Evans:  Honestly, I just like to chill.  I play a little Xbox.  I play a little FIFA. 
 
 
Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Shaquelle Evans is….
 
Shaquelle Evans:  I am a humble guy.  I am a quiet dude.  But if you get in my face on the field, I will come back at you.  Trust me.  I am an intense and physical guy.                       

 


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