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Jeremy Pruitt’s attempted visit with 5-star RB Zach Evans reportedly didn’t go as planned

Brandon Adams

Georgia football fans are counting down to the end of the 2020 recruiting cycle on National Signing Day, and DawgNation is chronicling all the buildup with the Signing Day Spotlight — presented by Kroger. Each day, host Brandon Adams will recap the big news for UGA fans from around the recruiting trail as the Bulldogs attempt to once again assemble one of the country’s top classes. On this edition of the Signing Day Spotlight, BA shares details of why a recent attempt by Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt to pop in and visit five-star running back Zach Evans reportedly didn’t go as planned.

Jeremy Pruitt’s attempted visit with five-star running back Zach Evans reportedly didn’t go as planned

Five-star running back Zach Evans’ eventually landing spot remains a mystery. However, what is known is that Evans visited Tennessee this past weekend.

Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt tried to follow up that visit while Pruitt was in Evans’ hometown of Houston stopping by to see some recruits at North Shore High School — the school from which Evans is believed to have finished his coursework in December.

What happened next is the subject of the latest edition of Signing Day Spotlight (video linked below).

Jeremy Pruitt's attempted visit with 5-star RB Zach Evans reportedly didn't go as planned

Zach Evans is the No. 1 ranked running back in the country. And his recruitment is full of twists and turns.

Posted by UGA DawgNation – Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

It’s unclear whether Evans is seriously considering Tennessee, and it’s not certain the degree to which Georgia is still involved in Evans’ recruitment.

The Bulldogs hosted four-star running back Daijun Edwards from Moultrie, Ga. over the weekend. Edwards was recently rated as the nation’s No. 21 running back — down two spots from his previous ranking. He is also listed as the state’s No. 28 prospect.

247Sports’ Crystal Ball feature — which allows recruiting analysts to predict where prospects will sign — currently shows 20 percent of guesses favoring UGA. Florida State holds 60 percent of the predictions.

It’s also not obvious that UGA is definitely in the market for a second running back in the 2020 class. Four-star signee Kendall Milton is already on campus as an early enrollee and is being met with high expectations for his freshman season.