Can Ty Work Some Magic in Georgia?

Before taking over as head coach at Notre Dame, Tyrone Willingham told Jason Evans that Stanford was the best fit for him as a student-athlete. Willingham convinced Evans enough that the blue-chip running back has Stanford at the top of his wish list but don't count Notre Dame and Tyrone Willingham out just yet.

Jason Evans, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound, running back from Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison is among the nations elite running back prospects. Evans has more than 25 scholarship offers and he's begun to narrow his choices.

"My favorites are Stanford, Texas A&M, Boston College, Penn State, Maryland, North Carolina, Purdue, Wisconsin and Michigan. I'd say my leaders are probably the first five schools that I mentioned."

Michigan is the only school among Evans' favorites that hasn't offered a scholarship. Jason says he'll be hitting the weights this summer and he'll attend a few camps with his team.

"We're going to Georgia and Auburn as a team. I'd like to verbally commit before August. I'm going to be looking at academics first and then playing time. I wouldn't mind playing early but I think I can benefit from a red-shirt year." Evans said.

We've known Jason Evans since he was a freshman in high school. Jason has a brother (Brandon Evans) that's a defensive back at Northwestern.

Jason Evans is a young man of high moral character and he's a hard worker who demands a lot from himself in the classroom and on the football field. Whichever school is lucky enough to land Evans will be better for it.

Like Brandon, Jason more than likely take his game North (Big Ten) or West (Pac Ten). Jason Evans is a big back that has enough power to run in between the tackles and he has the speed to get the corner.

You always hate to make comparisons at this level but Evans reminds us a lot of another former Georgia running back, J.R. Lemon. Lemon said his hero was Eddie George and he at one time favored Ohio State. Lemon stunned the recruiting world with his pick of Stanford. Evans also has the Cardinal very high on his list.

Jason Evans rushed for 1,350 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. Top Stories