HOUSTON - Zach Evans is heading to TCU.
According to 24/7 Sports, Evans has enrolled at TCU and started taking classes as of Monday morning. This news sent shockwaves across the recruiting landscape as Evans becomes the first-ever five-star to land in Fort Worth.
Evans' recruitment has been one of weirdest and wildest processes.
At one point, Evans was rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in the country - currently is ranked No. 16 - for the Class of 2020. His social media presence has been slim to none over the past few months, Evans at one point removing recruiting visit posts from his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
In his senior season at North Shore, Evans was suspended from games on two different occasions. Early in the season, following the season-opening loss to Katy he was held out of the next two non-district games. The second suspension made national headlines. Evans was sent home the night before the Class 6A Division I State Championship game due to a violation of team rules and didn't -play a factor in North Shore winning its second-straight state title.
A few weeks later, Evans played in an All-American game, where many believed he was going to make a commitment announcement. Instead, he passed on the announcement and a week later it came out that he had signed with Georgia during the early signing period but then asked to be released from his National Letter of Intent.
Since that news came out, Evans had been silent on social media. A random Instagram Live video would pop up here or there but nothing referring to his recruitment. Many asked the question, What has happened to Zach Evans?
Now we know. He is heading to TCU.
With the addition of Evans, who rushed for more than 4,000 yards in his highs school career, TCU's 2020 recruiting class has jumped up to No. 3 in the Big 12 Conference, just behind Texas and Oklahoma, respectively. Evans becomes the 19th commit to the class and the first five-star. Nationally, TCU is ranked No. 23.
According to 24/7Sports, Evans is the sixth player to enroll at TCU from the Class of 2020. In the Class of 2020, Evans joins Dominic Richardson (Bishop McGuinness HS (Oklahoma City, OK)) as a running back in the class.
With the NFL Draft just a few days away, VYPE ranks the top DFW prospect in order of when their name will be called starting this Thursday.
There could be as many as four within the first three rounds and 10-12 drafted overall. There will also be a dozen free agent signees.
DFW's strength this year is in the skill positions with eight out of the 10 either DB, WR or RB.
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