Open season on a 5-star? Georgia reportedly releases Zach Evans from letter of intent
Georgia officially did its part to continue the unusual recruitment of 5-star RB Zach Evans, as the Bulldogs released Evans from his letter of intent, 247Sports reported.
The other interesting part of this is the release is full, with no restrictions. That means another SEC school could swoop in and land Evans, including two prominent schools in the SEC West.
Evans told reporters at the Under Armour All-American Game that he signed with a college team during the Early Signing Period. That program was Georgia. However, Evans did not announce his college decision as previously scheduled during the all-star game. Evans said postgame he “can’t answer” questions about his college decision.
Evans is the the No. 14 overall prospect and No. 1 running back in the 247Sports Composite for the 2020 cycle. He won MVP honors at the Under Armour All-American Game and rushed for 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns on just 127 carries as a senior for North Shore High School (Texas). But he was reportedly suspended twice last season for a violation of team rules.
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It’s unclear which direction Evans is leaning, but it appears down to LSU and Texas A&M. Evans has been linked to at least six programs behind the scenes.
But it’s ultimately unclear because in May, Evans announced his top five as Georgia, LSU, Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma. At that point, Evans hadn’t visited Ohio State and he had made multiple trips to Texas and Texas A&M.
At the Under Armour All-American Game, he told reporters that he had signed, and he intends to enroll early and that his finalists are Georgia, Alabama and LSU.