Zach Evans originally signed with Georgia but was released from his National Letter of Intent in the beginning of January. After being released, he began a cross country recruiting tour.
The Upside Of Zach Evans
Evans took his official visit to Tennessee this weekend. Vols fans decided to welcome him by painting the rock on campus with his name. According to his instagram post, Evans appreciated the gesture.
For those that don’t know, according to 247 sports, the 5-star RB is the no. 1 RB in the class of 2020, no. 3 recruit in TX, and no. 17 recruit in the nation. According to MxPreps, Evans totaled 1,600 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on 127 carries. He was also named to the Second Team Offense for their All-American teams
Evans is obviously one of the most sought after recruits in the class of 2020 but should Vols fans really be amped up about him?
While he’s one of the most talented players on the field, he’s had a few issues off the field. He was suspended from his High School title game for violations involving cell phone use. He did issue a genuine apology for the incident, but this wasn’t his first suspension. Evans was also suspended for two games earlier that season. Combine that will his unexpected and ambiguous release from Georgia and Evans doesn’t look like the most reliable guy.
Evans and The Vols
Zach Evans is still a kid and kids make mistakes. I don’t want to judge him too harshly but I don’t know if he’d be worth the headache. It’s possible Pruitt and the Vols could be the structure he needs. It’s equally possible the Vols dump a ton of resources in him and his off the field issues handicap his production or he just ends up mysteriously transferring within a year or two.
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