Up to this point, Folsom (Calif.) High School 2017 cornerback Evan Michalet has picked up eight scholarship offers and after spending time weighing his options, he’s ready to make a decision.
“I already know where I want to go to school,” Michalet told Today’s U.
“I’ve made a decision to commit on Saturday, but I’m still open to receiving offers throughout the season. I’m going to commit on Saturday to one of my top three schools.”
The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder holds offers from Hawaii, Nevada, Navy, San Jose State, San Diego, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State and Stetson, but only three of those are possibilities to add a commitment on Saturday.
“The three that stand out on my list right now would be Nevada, San Jose State and Sac State,” Michalet told Today’s U.
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Several things stand out on film about the defensive back who has college coaches wanting to add him to their depth chart.
“The coaches like that I am very coachable and that I listen to instruction when given to me,” he said. “They say to do this and I mess up, the next time I will get it right. They say I compete really well, I attack the ball in the air at the highest point. I’m very aggressive when I’m pressing and when I’m off coverage, not too much to where it’s a PI.
“They like my aggressiveness and my attitude. They said they like how I can make plays when a play needs to be made. In the one-on-one camps, I would get picked to do the last one in front of everyone and I would win the one-on-one, they like how I can make plays.”
A big factor in Michalet’s decision is staying relatively close to home and that’s a big part of the reason he’s narrowed it down to those three schools.
“Sac State, they’re local and it would just be kind of like staying at home and I’d be close to my family and my mom,” Michalet said. “I talked to their academic counselor and the way they run their academic system is really fitting and appealing to me.”
Another close-to-home option is moving a little more than two hours northeast to Reno, Nevada, and joining the Wolfpack.
“Nevada has a really beautiful campus,” Michalet said. “It’s pretty local, it’s not that far, and the games are pretty live. I spoke with their academic counselor and I have good camaraderie with the head coach. They give you extra time to get your studying done. The program is on the come-up, seeing their projected rankings, they are going to be a good team in the Mountain West this year.”
Last but not least, the defensive back could choose San Jose State and become a Spartan.
“San Jose, I love the location,” he said. “They are in the bay area and I enjoy the bay area. There’s a lot of things to do there outside of football with businesses and internships, there’s a lot of opportunity out there. The coaches I’ve been close with since my sophomore year so I’ve gotten close with them over the years and I’m comfortable with their staff. I like their facilities and their justice program, which is what I want to study in college, and they have a good justice program.”