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It was a working weekend as Evers continues to recruit top receiver target

March 22, 2021
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On the day he committed Flower Mound (Tx.) three-star quarterback Nick Evers‍ told Inside the Gators that his new priority was to recruit talent to join him at Florida.

One top target he has been working overtime on is fellow Texan, Frisco (Tx.) four-star Evan Stewart‍.

The No. 40 ranked prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite is a member of the same 7-on-7 squad as Evers – meaning the two spend weekend after weekend together.

Why is it that Evers has made Stewart a priority?

“The short answer is - Evan is Elite!,” responded Evers. “His speed and athleticism make him great, but his intelligence makes him special.”

According to Evers, his recruiting pitch is straight to the point.

“Basically, I share with him what sold me, which was where else can you get a top 10 education and a top 10 football program playing in arguably the best conference in the country, with the best fans around,” said Evers. “Let’s go build this class together and win championships! We are building a monster in the Swamp and we want you part of it!”

According to Stewart, it is hard to ignore Evers.

“I wake up almost every day to a text from Nick – just be a Gator,” said Stewart.

While focusing on a final six of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Texas, and Texas A&M, it appears as though Stewart is listening.

“The Gators have always been a top team for me just because I like the program, and their jerseys too, but that's another thing, but I like Florida in general, like the state and everything,” said Stewart. “I would love to get out there.”

The 6-foot, 175-pound four-star will have a chance to see Florida for himself when he officially visits in June.

Until that time, he has Evers to fill him in on the details of the campus – which Evers just recently visited himself for the first time.

What does Evers share with Stewart?

“That if you like it virtually, it’s even better in person,” said Evers. “Walking around you just feel like you’re part of something big! It feels like home and when you see it, Gainesville sells itself and you will want to be a Gator.”

As for Stewart, he is looking forward to checking out multiple aspects of the campus while on his June official visit.

“I definitely want to see the field [The Swamp], see the campus, and see where I'll be staying if I do go there. Stuff like that.”

While already familiar with Evers, Stewart is beginning to build a relationship with Florida receivers coach Billy Gonzales.

“He's a very good coach,” said Stewart. “He tells me he wants to be my coach. He's explained to me why he wants to coach me, what he sees in me and what he likes about me.”

And after striking out on slot receivers in the last two classes, Florida has Stewart pegged to fill the shoes of a certain upcoming first-round draft choice.

“They want me to be their Kadarius Toney,” said Stewart. “That's what they want me to be, so yeah.”

Stewart said that he would also like to officially visit Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and maybe LSU.

His plan is to make his decision before the start of his senior season, but said that he isn't tied down to that timeline if it takes longer.

When it comes time to decide, he knows what he’s looking for,

“I mean, I just want a place that feels like home,” said Stewart. “Where I'm not going to feel homesick. I want it to be as close to home as can be and I want to feel like I'm going to be taken care of.”

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Jason Howell contributed to this article

It was a working weekend as Evers continues to recruit top receiver target

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SwampMagic
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Stewart: Can I see the dorms where the players stay
Mullen: Well it was nice knowing you
OrangeandBlue
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Aren't we getting new dorms after the football facility is finished?

Even if we don't that isn't a good reason not to go to Florida. Didn't it say in the Bowman update that only freshmen have to live in the dorms?

He can make due for a year.
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