Star RB Commits To PSU

The word leaked out, so Jason Evans confirmed the fact that he has decided to commit to the Penn State Nittany Lions. The star Georgia running back could contribute as early as the 2003 season.

Name: Jason Evans
Position: RB
Height: 6'1 1/2"
Weight: 185 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.4
Bench Press: 260 pounds
School: Harrison High, Kennesaw, GA

Jason Evans will begin his senior year at Harrison High as a 4-year starter at running back and a 3-year starter at corner back.  As a junior, he averaged 10.7 yards per carry while rushing for 1,350 yards and 15 touchdowns.

He is also an excellent defender and tallied 40 tackles and 4 interceptions as a cornerback.  However, he plans to play running back in college and yesterday he announced that he would like to play for Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions.

"It ended up overall being location," Jason said Wednesday evening.  "My parents are moving to Virginia, so my family will be closer.  It also seemed like the right time for me to be at Penn State.  I go in there and I have a great chance of playing."

At the time of the interview, Evans had not yet told the Penn State coaching staff the good news.

"I have yet to tell them, I'm still trying to reach them."

According to Jason, he received "close to 30" scholarship offers from schools across the nation.  He picked the Nittany Lions over his other two finalists, Stanford and Texas A&M.  Some of the other schools that have reportedly offered him a scholarship include: Boston College, BYU, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oregon, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Evans made the decision a couple of days ago and is excited about the possibility of playing as a true freshman.

"I'm physical on offense and defense," Jason told LionNews back in April.  "I get up-field, north and south.  It's hard for anybody to get close to me because I use my hands real well.  I like to stiff-arm people.  I can get up field, make one move and make them miss."

Is there any chance he could change his mind?

"Not likely," he replied.

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