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Meet Riverside Brookfield Athlete John Evans Class Of 2026

So, in a way to better understand the use of Deep Dish Football for Illinois recruits and the whole entire IHSA Football scene. Decided to do player profiles of players who you might not know or you might know, but you should respect them for their roles on their respective teams. This is one of the many reasons why Deep Dish Football is respected in the IHSA. Every Football Player Has A Story To Tell

John Evans Riverside Brookfield Athlete Class Of 2026 5'8 131

John Evans how was your freshmen season? My freshman season was a great experience. I learned a lot, got a feel for the program, and met a lot of new people. For our team, it was a learning experience, and we improved tremendously over the course of the season. I not only got to play with the Freshman team but with the JV team as well, a very fun experience. Overall, my freshman season has set me up well for my sophomore season. What does football mean to you? For me, football is everything. I am luckily enough to have my dad, who played football in college, introduce me to the sport. I have been playing since fourth grade, and have been in love with the game since then. All the work I put in is for the love of the game. Football has opened new doors for me, and has given me the opportunity to connect with other players who share the same passion. Not only do I love playing football, but you will always catch me watching it and studying players from college as well as the NFL. What should college coaches know about you? College coach’s should know that football is something I take seriously. It is my #1 passion, I am committed, and I work very hard to accomplish what I want to accomplish in the future. I love to work when nobody is watching. Lastly, I take education just as seriously as football. I am devoted and would love an opportunity to play in college.

What part of your game have you been working on in the offseason? This offseason I’ve been weight training quite a lot, but have also worked on wide receiver skills. I’ve seen exponential growth in both of those areas. I’ve gotten a lot of great training from coaches in the area. I’m quicker, stronger, and overall have grown in all areas since last season. I can’t wait to see it translate onto the field. What is your favorite route to run? That’s great question, and I would have to with the sluggo. I don’t run it much, but I love the ability to trick defenders with quick feet and quick cuts. When I do run it, I can very easily create space between the defender and I.

What does playing at Riverside Brookfield mean to you? Playing for RB means a lot. The practice field I practice on today is the same one I practiced on 6 years ago when I played for the Junior Bulldogs. I still know a lot of players who played here who are now in college. It’s a great program with great people, I’m glad to be a part of it.

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