One of the most sought-after defensive tackles in the class of 2021 is showing a strong interest in playing in the SEC.

St. Frances Academy DT Katron Evans revealed Sunday that Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida are all in his top eight, along with USC, TCU and Arizona State in a graphic posted on his Twitter account. Auburn’s March 27 offer is the most recent from an SEC team.  Evans has 40 total scholarship offers. The Baltimore native is listed at 6-4, 320 pounds and rated 4-stars, the No. 8 Maryland product, No. 10 defensive tackle and No. 181 prospect overall nationally in the class on the 247Sports Composite.

247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Biran Dohn evaluated Evans during the defender’s sophomore season in 2018:

Thick, strong build. Can play at 300 pounds. Explosive and physical. Gets off at snap well. Uses power to overwhelm blockers. Can handle double teams and be disruptive. Strong at point of attack. Quick hands and disengages well. Re-directs down line of scrimmage well against run. Bends at the waist and needs to bend more at knees and keep flat back. Improved pad level at point of attack a must. Needs to improve lateral movement. Adding flexibility is important. Multi-year starter at Top 20 program.

Evans’ junior highlights can be viewed below via Hudl: