Big-Time Back Coming to ACC

Jamaal Evans has become the latest big name in high school football to declare where he's going to play in 2006. Evans has been hotly recruited by several highly thought of programs like: Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Minnesota and North Carolina, just to name a few. So who's it going to be?

Jamaal Evans has become the latest big name in high school football to declare where he's going to play in 2006. Evans has been hotly recruited by several highly thought of programs like: Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Minnesota and North Carolina, just to name a few. So who's it going to be?

"I'm going with Georgia Tech," Evans said.

Evans was happy to find the major he's looking for also with Tech.

"Well, it was a really nice school and it's really a good place to get a degree from," Evans said. "And especially in Business, where I want to major in Business Accounting."

Jamaal wasn't looking forward to telling one of his final two no but one of the schools made it easier for him.

"I had it narrowed down between Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State," Evans said. "At Oklahoma State, a running back went up there this weekend and, I guess, he committed and they didn't have no more space for a running back and so they called my mom. I went to church and I thought about it at church that I was going to go with Georgia Tech. And I don't like to tell people no so Oklahoma State made it better for me because I didn't have to call them and tell them no. I've been leaning toward Georgia Tech ever since I went up there. It was real nice."

Jamaal is looking forward to football and advancing his education. He's ready to, "Just getting a degree and education and hope I get some playing time."

With only one proven back on the depth chart for Tech, Jamaal thinks he can jump up for some early playing time.

"I think I should get a lot of playing time because Georgia Tech really doesn't have but one running back, Tashard Choice, and he's a junior," Evans said.

Jamaal knows that Tech is looking to sign one other running back besides him but that has not fazed him.

"Yes sir, I like competition," Evans said.

Jamaal will enroll early at Tech and be eligible to participate in spring practice along with fellow GT commit Shane Bowen.

"I'll be there hopefully at Georgia Tech on January 16th," Evans said.


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