Francis Evans is already feeling at home in Geelong.
The 18-year-old was selected with pick 41 in this year’s NAB AFL Draft after some eye-catching performances for Calder and Brunswick in the VAFA.
“It is coming together now and a lot more real since we have started training,” Evans said speaking to SEN Breakfast.
“All of the boys and staff have been welcoming, so I feel at home already.”
In the lead up to the draft Evans had met with a couple of other clubs but was delighted when his name was read out in the third round.
“We were pretty confident with the Cats as we had been speaking for a while.
“There was a bit of conversation with other clubs, but I have come to the Cats and I am stoked because they are the club I would have chosen.”
Evans and his fellow draftees have been welcomed into the group and are feeling fresh heading into the new year.
“We have been eased into it, so no one out of the draft group is too tired at the moment, but I am sure post-Christmas when we really get into it, we will all be pretty tired,” he said.
Evans looks set to spend the initial stages of his career in attack and already has a couple of Cats he would like to follow closely.
“All of the boys have been great from a footy perspective but Luke Dahlhaus and Gryan Miers, the way they play as small forwards.
“I have watched a bit of film on them and they look really good, so I think I will try and follow them a bit and see if I can pick up a few of their skills.”