ORLANDO, Fla., — Zach Evans was originally supposed to announce his college decision on Thursday night. But he told reporters after the Under Armour All-American game that he knew the night before that wasn’t going to be the case.
Evans delayed his college announcement plans once again. When asked if he had signed a letter of intent, Evans said he could not answer that just yet. After the game, Evans did say that he had not sent in the letter of intent.
When asked why he didn’t make his commitment tonight, he was vague as well.
“Everything that is going on with the schools, coaching staffs and stuff like that,” Evans said.
Evans is ranked as the No. 14 prospect in the country and the No. 1 running back as well according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. It was announced earlier on Thursday that Evans would once again be backing off his plans to announce.
Evans did reiterate that he is only talking to one school, but he declined to reveal which school that was.
The running back from Houston did say that he talked to Georgia coach Kirby Smart a few days ago, and did give praise to Georgia for its 26-14 win over Baylor on Wednesday night.
“Kudos to them. I want to tell coach McGee good job last night,” Evans said. “I saw Zamir White score. I want to tell coach Smart good work out there. George Pickens, y’all already know best freshman.”
During the Under Armour All-American Game, Evans gave an interview and apologized for his behavior.
“I want to first apologize to all of my college coaches and apologize for the things they are hearing,” Evans said. “I am really a good kid.”
Evans had indicated earlier that he had signed with a school and that he would be enrolling early. It still not known if the latter will be the case, as classes at Georgia start next week.
After the game, in which Evans was named MVP for his team after finishing with 11 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown, Evans was chatting with Georgia linebacker signee Mekhail Sherman.
“I told that boy stop playing and come to the G,” Sherman said of his conversation with Evans.
Georgia did land one 5-star signee on the night, as 5-star athlete Darnell Washington announced his commitment to the Bulldogs. With Washington in the class, Georgia moved up to No. 3 in the 247Sports Composite rankings.