Zach Evans, the second-highest rated RB prospect in the 2020 class, has had a turbulent recruiting process. It doesn’t appear the whirlwind recruitment will be over anytime soon.
Evans signed with the Georgia Bulldogs back in December. But after private, behind-the-scenes character concerns, Kirby Smart reportedly opted to release Evans from his LOI.
With Georgia no longer an option, the elite RB prospect has had to look at other schools. As of now, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M appear to be the front-runners to land Evans.
But it appears Evans is going to continue to take his time before he decides on a school. Per NCAA rules, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound back won’t be able to sign this Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Evans will continue to take official visits in March. A commitment decision target date still hasn’t been set.
“Having already signed one LOI to Georgia in December and then being released, Evans is not eligible to sign another one Wednesday per NCAA rules,” Steve Wiltfong wrote, via 247Sports. “Sounds like he won’t be ready to make any decisions anyway. A source tells 247Sports that the Houston (Texas) North Shore five-star is looking towards March visits once the dead period ends after February.”
Evans himself has stated that he isn’t going to rush this monumental decision.
“The schools I’m talking to all know what my timeline is,” Evans told Trey Wallace. “I don’t want to rush my decision. It’s important for me to make the right decision.”
It looks like this recruitment won’t be finalized for a few more months. Tennessee, Ole Miss and Texas A&M are in the lead for Evans, but with so much time left, don’t be surprised if other schools emerge.