Tennessee’s incredible run on the recruiting trail isn’t slowing down anytime soon as the nation’s No. 1 junior college running back has joined the program’s 2021 recruiting class.

Hutchinson Community College standout Tiyon Evans announced his pledge to join Jeremy Pruitt’s program on Thursday. Evans is the fourth commitment the Tennessee program has landed since Sunday. Tennessee’s class now contains 14 prospects and ranks as the No. 5 class in the nation.

“After a conversation with my mom, my brothers, and my girlfriend, I decided that Tennessee is the best fit for me and has some great opportunities,” Evans posted online. “I wanna say thank you to all the coaches that recruited me, also wanna thank my head coach and position coach for putting their faith and relentless effort in me. Also, I just wanna thank the man above for answering my prayers and opening my eyes to the bigger picture. With that being said, I’m excited to say that I’m officially committed to The University of Tennessee.”

The 5-foot-9, 225-pound South Carolina native is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 1 junior college running back and No. 3 overall junior college prospect by 247Sports. Evans does not yet have a composite recruiting ranking.

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Based on his junior college highlight reel with Hutchinson Community College, Evans has an elusiveness to his game that will help Tennessee on the field in the years to come.

Tennessee’s 2021 Recruiting Class

Player
Rank & Position
Stars
State
Dylan Brooks
#1 weak side DE
5-star
Alabama
Jordan Mosley
#43 receiver
4-star
Alabama
Kamar Wilcoxson
#14 safety
4-star
Florida
Julian Nixon
#42 receiver
4-star
Georgia
Walker Merrill
#61 receiver
3-star
Tennessee
Roc Taylor
#17 tight end
3-star
Alabama
Jaylen Wright
#46 running back
3-star
North Carolina
Darrell Jackson
#41 strong side DE
3-star
Florida
Elijah Howard
#44 running back
3-star
Tennessee
Edwin White
#46 safety
3-star
Alabama
Nate Evans
#55 athlete
3-star
Virginia
Jay Jones
#53 cornerback
3-star
Alabama
Isaac Washington
#37 defensive tackle
3-star
North Carolina
Tiyon Evans
#1 running back (JUCO)
3-star
South Carolina