Houston native Zachary Evans is the composite No. 1 recruit in the entire 2020 recruiting class. The five-star running back understandably holds offers from over 40 schools featuring most of the biggest programs around.
Unsurprisingly, many of those college football behemoths make up his top schools list as well. Earlier this year, he cut that down to 11 programs.
Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Texas A&M, Texas, and Washington remain in contention for his services. We’ll have a clearer look at where these schools stand soon.
Zachary Evans says that he plans to trim that list of schools down in the next few weeks.
He spoke to USA Today about where things stand in his recruitment right now:
Evans said he’ll cut his list of 11 – Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Texas A&M, Texas and Washington – down to four “in the next week or two.”
“I’m planning on taking a couple of visits out of state after I release my list,” Evans said. “I’ve got The Opening Finals coming up at the end of June, but other than that I’ll be focused on working out and getting better.”
Smith previously said that his plan was to go from 11 down to six schools, and then five when it comes time to set official visits. It looks like things have progressed a bit further than that.
He also planned to commit in December, and enroll at his new school in January.
At 247Sports‘ crystal ball, 43-percent of the voters believe he will be a Texas Longhorn, with Texas A&M sitting at 29-percent.