Tennessee was caught off guard by the news on Saturday night but quickly found Evans on the phone for multiple phone calls. Evans claimed to have no real reason for the de-commitment and while many have pegged him for South Carolina he has insisted that isn’t the case. We have spoken to people in South Carolina and they back up the notion that there doesn’t seem to be much traction between the Gamecocks and Evans.
So what does it all mean? Clearly he has heard something from someone to give him pause but he has spoken with Jay Graham, Joe and Pruitt throughout the week and we feel like Tennessee could get him back down the road. The Vols really like his game and they are playing the long game in this one.
Pure speculation. You have a tendency to state your opinion as fact. Frankly, you're starting to sound very much like D4H. Evans may in fact be a dynamic back. Or he could end up a bust. Truth is, we don't know. But I'm fairly certain the sky is not falling and we'll be okay. If this staff really wants him, they'll continue to pursue him. And if he doesn't come back, oh well. We have other talented RBs and there's no reason for you to denigrate them.
First of all....
THEY ARE STILL PURSUING him.
When we recruited Alvin Kamara did that "degenerate " John Kelly?
I'm one of the few on here that touted Jabari Small and said he would sign with us, when everyone else thought he was an Ole Miss afterthought back recruit. But i guess that doesn't count does it??
That ONLY thing you said correctly that we don't know what the coaches really want exactly.
Nor did i ever say the sky was falling. The dude is the number one target at RB though. Hence WHY they stopped recruiting Johnson so heavily...
As for former Vol commitment Tiyon Evans, he and Tennessee have been communicating frequently. At this point we would not be shocked to see him end up back in this class. No one ever figured out exactly what happened for him to be spooked enough to decommit but he has been very positive with the staff.