Top College Football Prospect's Recruiting Saga Ends in Stunner

Dan Mennella
May 11, 2020 - 1:47 pm

One of the top football prospect in the country finally has revealed where he'll be playing his college ball, following months of breathless speculation.

Houston-area running back prospect Zachary Evans committed to TCU on Monday, according to Jeremy Clark of 247 Sports. Evans was the subject of a lengthy recruiting saga in which he signed with another top program late last year, only to find himself back on the hunt after an apparent of change of heart.

Evans, a five-star recruit and generally considering the best or second best running back in his class of incoming freshmen, is the top-rated recruit for the Horned Frogs in the program's modern history, according to Chris Dukes of

Evans, who went to Houston's North Shore High School, signed a letter of intent with the Georgia Bulldogs in 2019, and was expected to announce his plan to enroll in Athens after the Under Armour All-American Game. Instead, he declined to reveal where he'd be playing, and was soon released from the letter of intent.

Evans was then hotly pursued by the usual suspects of college football's top programs in the SEC and Big-12.

TCU wasn't mentioned prominently among likely suitors, as head coach Gary Patterson and his staff were apparently working behind the scenes to keep the Texas product in-state, 247 Sports reported.

Evans' large frame, mature physique and physical running style have drawn comparisons to fellow Texas high school product Adrian Peterson.

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