Potter's Debut Class Includes Three
April 23, 2015

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men's golf head coach Dan Potter announced his first recruiting class Thursday, signing Connor Bell, Travis Evans and Alex Francois to National Letters of Intent. Bell and Francois will each join the Broncos following outstanding prep careers, while Evans is transferring after putting together a stellar junior college career.

Bell, from Sacramento, Calif., was team captain of his Jesuit High School squad this past season. He was named the Northern California Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year, captured the Veritas Junior World Championship and finished in the top 10 at the American Junior Golf Association's tournament at Serrano.

"Connor has a lot of quality experience," Potter said. "He comes from a good golfing family and has played junior and amateur golf against stout competition in Northern California. He's not the longest hitter so he's had to learn how to score by being good around the hole. He has a big personality that we are looking forward to having on the team."

Evans, a transfer from Santa Rosa Junior College and originally from Humboldt County, Calif. (St. Bernard's Catholic School), was named Big 8 Conference Most Valuable Player this past season after averaging 72.8 in league events. He was also team captain for Santa Rosa, and in 2013 was named team most valuable player. Evans, who will join Boise State as a junior, won a pair of amateur events in 2014, capturing the Humboldt County Amateur by 12 strokes with a 10-under 203 (65-70-68), and the Shasta County Amateur by nine strokes with a 3-under 141 (73-68).

"Travis picked up the game later in life than most players at this level," Potter said. "However, he has a rare maturity in his approach to getting better. He's already made himself into a great player and is still obsessed with improving. I can't wait to work with him and compare ideas for the next two years."

Francois, from Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (Ecole Moscrop Secondary), was named the British Columbia Golf Association Junior Boys' Player of the Year in 2014. He finished tied for fourth at both the British Columbia Junior and the British Columbia Amateur in 2014, captured the CN Future Links Pacific, a Canadian regional junior golf championship, in 2014 and won the PGA of British Columbia Pro-Junior in 2013, shooting 63.

"I first watched Alex play three years ago, and I can still remember the first shot I saw him hit," Potter said. "He has a big-time presence when he competes and generates a lot of speed from a smaller frame. He's won at every level and I'm very excited for his next four years as a Bronco.


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