'20 TX RB Zachary Evans

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He is an even bigger take than he was a year ago. I see the AK comparison. Incredible vision, body control, and quickness. That 55 second mark run was wild. Chaney could make this young man a star. Make it happen, CJP.
 
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Zackary Evans is the nation’s top tailback and No. 2 overall prospect in the 2020 class. The 5-star Under Armour All-American trimmed his impressive list of contenders to 11 after the Future 50 event earlier this month, but following a visit to Rocky Top on Sunday, suddenly a new school has entered the fray.

“It was my first time going to Tennessee, and it left a big impact on me because I had never been,” Evans told VolQuest.

“I always thought it was going to be kind of country or something, but then we got up there and it was different once we walked around the campus. I was exposed to new things. I liked it.”

Evans and his teammate Damieon George spent the last two days visiting Georgia and Tennessee. The 6-foot, 200-pound tailback had been to Athens before and the Bulldogs were already among his primary contenders along with Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma State.

“With Georgia, they had Sony Michel, Nick Chubb. They had Justin Fields transfer but Zeus (White) their sophomore running back, Elijah Holyfield,” Evans said.

“I’m starting to like (Tennessee) now, too. I know they (produced) Alvin Kamara and Peyton Manning.”

Evans spent Sunday afternoon touring the campus and checking out the facilities from the Anderson Training Center to Neyland Stadium. He spent time with head coach Jeremy Pruitt, who offered Evans less than two weeks after taking the job in 2017, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and current wideouts coach David Johnson.

“Coach (Chaney) is real. He keeps it simple,” Evans said.

“He was letting me know what they have now and what they need in the future.”

As for Pruitt, Evans said, “He has experience at Alabama, so he knows how to coach at a great program.”

The Houston native is considered a generational talent after dominating the last several seasons for North Shore (Texas) High. As a junior, Evans helped lead his team to a 16-0 record and a state title.

“I’m a balanced ‘back,” Evans said of his strengths.

“I’m good at reading the line, reading the second level and seeing what the DBs and stuff are going to do.”

While Tennessee faces some stiff competition for the 5-star tailback, the Vols ostensibly have time to seriously join the mix. Evans admitted he’s definitely “open to leaving” the Longhorn State and plans to visit Tennessee again in the future. He will cut his extensive list of options down to a Top 5 following the first game of his senior season next fall.

“The visit (to Tennessee) changed my mind about the school,” Evans said.

“Overall, I’m looking for a school that I got a good opportunity to do what I want to do there. Whichever school will give me the best opportunity I can.”
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One of our Managers in Houston for the company I work for referee's HS football in Houston and told me this kid is unbelievable and definitely one of the best RB's in the country for 2020. He told me there is another kid name Shadrach Banks for North Shore HS too that's going to be special in 2021. I looked him up on 247 sports and we have already offered him too. Pruitt's on top of things!!!
 
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Wow. It's great that this kid enjoyed Knoxville. UT has a great sales pitch in that we signed the top 2 offensive tackles and we have very little depth at RB. I think it's safe to say he could start day one here.
i think that the RB position has changed and most everyone goes with multiple guys now, playing time or "starting" isn't as big a deal. teams have packages they run for different types of backs. we will have chandler and grey.....this guy is from a different mold, and would carve out a spot for himslef pretty quickly i'd imagine.
 

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