Former TCU running back and five-star prospect Zach Evans has announced his intentions to play for Ole Miss, starting with the 2022 season.
Evans initially entered the transfer portal in November. Evans had 92 carries for 648 yards and five touchdowns over the course of six games as a sophomore this season for TCU. Evans missed the final five games of the season with a turf toe injury.
“First and foremost I would like to thank God for his grace and many blessings,” Evans wrote on Twitter. “To my family and friends, I am grateful for your love and support. I am forever grateful to the TCU fanbase for an amazing two seasons in the great City of Fort Worth. Last but not least, I would like to thank my TCU coaches and teammates for development and friendship. Especially Coach Gary Patterson, thank you for the opportunity and love that you provided me. I would like to announce that I plan to enroll at the…University of Mississippi. I’m looking forward to a great opportunity in Oxford!”
For I know the plans I have for you, Declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
~ Jeremiah 29:11 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/thwuahRpBi
— Zach Evans (@Runzekerun01) January 6, 2022
Evans was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2020, according to 247Sports. His journey to TCU was one of the more colorful recruitment stories of the past several years. Evans initially committed to Georgia before being released from his National Letter of Intent and then re-opening his recruitment. Several schools courted the highly touted running back with Evans eventually landing with the Horned Frogs.
Evans will fill a need for Ole Miss at the running back position after juniors Jerrion Ealy and Snoop Conner both declared for the NFL Draft.