Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Former Notre Dame Receiver On Display in Holiday Bowl
About four years ago, Shaquille Evans came to South Bend from Los Angelos. He came in as a freshman to a team that was already stacked at wide receiver with Golden Tate and Michael Floyd. Therefore, as a freshman he did not play very much but there was always something about him that made me think he could be a great receiver.
But unfortunately, if he were to have stayed at Notre Dame he would have had to wait for Tate and Floyd to be gone. I am sure that was a factor is his decision to transfer to his hometown school UCLA. Although I was sad to see him leave South Bend, I am happy to see him become a star in his junior season.
He is the Bruins leading receiver with 53 catches for 795 yards. He is one player who will be on display Thursday night in the Holiday Bowl against Baylor. We wish him good luck and hope that it is a springboard for a great senior season at UCLA.