HAYNESVILLE — Yard dogs scampered toward the rental car as it pulled into the grassy driveway. LSU’s next defensive tackle, 17 years old, smiling in a gray tank top and cargo shorts, called to them from the porch of the ranch house.The Evans home was unquestionably occupied by men. A rusting bench press stood at the head of the driveway. A weight bench rested on the porch. Another was in the living room, across from two plush leather couches that faced a flatscreen TV.It was a home of music, too. A dusty Wurlitzer organ pressed against the wood panel walls. A 61-key electric piano laid on a desk.Joseph Evans pulled a guitar from his closet until he noticed its E string was busted, and he reached for another.One night when Joseph was 12, he strummed a guitar quietly in this same bedroom, trying to compose a song about the mother he never knew.”It was pulling some string that I ain’t really felt toward her before,” said Joseph, who signed with LSU in December. “Because I never met her.”He glanced at the closet’s top shelf, where the spiral notebook with unfinished lyrics used to be. A birthmark hovered over his left eye…. Read full this story
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