When Tennessee’s leading rusher Tiyon Evans entered the transfer portal, it was a shock to everyone. Evans, who led the Vols with 525 yards this season and 6 touchdowns, was sidelined late in the season with injuries. When that happened, the Vols seemed to rely more on their passing game than their running game which may explain while Evans decided to play his senior year elsewhere.

Well, that elsewhere was announced on Monday. The former Tennessee running back has committed to Louisville.


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Coming out of junior college, Evans was ranked one of the top running backs in the country and very sought after but the North Carolina native ended up in Knoxville.

Now, he has a new home in Louisville.

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