Committed or Not?

Jason Evans, a tremendously talented running back from Georgia who earlier this month committed to play for Penn State, addresses recent reports which suggest that his commitment to Penn State is in question and that he is planning additional visits.

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

There have been several reports lately which indicate Jason's commitment to Penn State is less than firm and that he is planning to take visits to several other schools before signing day in February.

"My thoughts right now still stand as what they were, I still want to go to Penn State," Jason explained.  "It's still firm.  A few days after I committed, Oklahoma sent an offer and I guess somewhere it was said that my commitment to Penn State was wavering.  It's nothing like that.

"I said I might take a visit, but that'd be it."

Jason, however, does plan to take some official visits between now and signing day.

"I'll be at the Penn State-Nebraska game for an official visit, I'll be at Stanford, Texas A&M and  I don't know who the other few are going to be."

Jason also plans to visit Oklahoma for what will most likely be an official visit.

Evans maintains that he is committed to Penn State and that both of his parents are behind his decision.  At the same time, he plans to take the aforementioned official visits "to make sure I'm not missing out on anything".

According to Jason, the chances of him changing his mind and playing for someone other than the Nittany Lions is "pretty slim".

"Penn State just seemed like more of a fit for me as a whole.  The school was great and it seemed like a great time  for me to come in and play.  They're low on running backs, so I figured it would be a great opportunity for me to go play for Joe Paterno.

"I'm Penn State all the way right now."

Note: Jason has been accepted to Stanford.  He stated that even if that were the case prior to his commitment, it would not have changed anything.

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