“A lot of people are thinking I’ve been talking to South Carolina,” Evans said. “I ain’t been talking to no other schools. Of course, that’s what everybody’s going to think, because I’m looking at my (Twitter) timeline. I see all that right now, talking about South Carolina. I’m never going to South Carolina. I’m never going to go there. That’s dead.
I think it’s a big loss. Not that we don’t already have talent and some incoming talent and he could be replaced in this class, but I really think this kid is a heck of a recruit and I’m disappointed. Hopefully, he will still come back to us.
I haven’t been talking to nobody. I had closed my recruitment completely. I’m opening my recruitment to see what I can get, and if I can get something that’s better than Tennessee. It’s not a lot that’s better than Tennessee, but it’s stuff that sets them (apart). That’s what I’m trying to dig deep into and see
I don't think we cut ties. I think he talked to his family and realized that he made a commitment before ever even visiting, which could have been a mistake. I think he'll take visits and weigh his options and could end up right back with UT.
“I’m basically starting from scratch,” said Evans, a 5-10, 200-pounder rated the No. 1 running back in junior college. “I still have Tennessee as an option, but if things go wrong and the scholarship for me ends up going somewhere else ... at the end of the day I am taking the time to see what my possibilities are.