By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Samson Evans' first Big Ten scholarship offer came as a surprise mostly because of who made the offer.
Iowa offered the 2018 athlete a scholarship on Thursday. The Hawkeyes join Northern Illinois, Ball State, Army and Central Michigan on Evans' offer list.
Evans hasn't had a chance to talk extensively with the Iowa coaching staff, but the Crystal Lake, Ill., native could see himself playing at Iowa.
"It's an unreal feeling honestly," Evans said. "Truthfully, I thought I'd get a Big Ten offer eventually, but never did I think I would get my first one from Iowa. I've heard nothing but good things about the school and I'm really excited to get to see the facilities and meet the coaches. It's just awesome too know that the coaches really see something in me, and think I could be an asset to their program.
"Their coaches seemed like some really good people, very down to earth. I haven't talked to them a lot but just from the short amount of time I spent talking to them I could picture myself there."
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Evans said the Iowa coaches aren't recruiting him for a specific position. Evans sees himself as an offensive playmaker at the collegiate level, but is keeping his options open.
"It's up in the air right now," Evans said. "They told me they are offering me as a football player. I'd prefer a position where I can have the ball in my hands a good amount but I'm open to playing anywhere.
"My school runs a triple option-based offense. We are about 95 percent run and five percent pass. So not really anything like Iowa's. I could really see myself really fitting well as either a running back or a slot receiver for their program."
Evans said he is trying to arrange a visit to Iowa City in January. He doesn't have timetable for making his college decision.
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