The Last 5-Star: Updating the Wild Recruitment of RB Zachary Evans DAVID KENYONFEBRUARY 14, 2020 Zachary EvansBrian Perroni, 247Sports While a few thousand prospects in the 2020 recruiting class have finalized their college football homes, 5-star running back Zachary Evans is still figuring out his next stop. Although he initially signed with Georgia, the school released Evans from his national letter of intent following an unreported incident. He'd quietly signed in December and planned to reveal his decision at the Under Armour All-America Game. Instead, the showcase put Evans in the spotlight for a different reason. "First and foremost, I just want to apologize to my college coaches, for everything they are hearing," he said, per Shea Dixon of 247Sports. "I am really a good kid. I came in and learned from some former professionals. I made some stupid decisions and I am ready to compete at the next level." As a senior, Evans missed a total of four games—including the state championship—as a result of two suspensions for breaking team rules. T.J. McAloon@tjmcaloon · Dec 21, 2019 North Shore's 5-Star RB Zach Evans has been sent home by his coach. No exact reason is known as of now. However, he was not suspended by the UIL. #UILState T.J. McAloon@tjmcaloon Source: Zach Evans sent home over refusal to give up his cell phone. Evans made a big scene over having to give his phone up and coach sent him home. #UILState 85 1:10 PM - Dec 21, 2019 Twitter Ads info and privacy 81 people are talking about this Shortly after the Under Armour event, Georgia released the nation's No. 16 overall prospect from his NLI. Because of NCAA rules, however, he's not eligible to submit a second letter of intent. That stipulation—which limits an athlete to signing one NLI per recruiting year—threw yet another twist into an already complicated situation. So, no matter Evans' next choice, it won't be official until he's enrolled. And at this point in the academic year, he can't enroll until a summer semester. That has created an exceptionally rare opportunity for programs to pursue a top prospect after February's signing period. LSU and Texas A&M seemed to be immediate favorites to land Evans. Before deciding on Georgia, Evans visited LSU in October and Texas A&M in November. But the SEC schools quickly saw a few conference foes join the chase. In January, Evans took official trips to Ole Miss and Tennessee. Florida also seemed like it would intrigue him if it made a push, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. "There are a lot of teams that would take me," Evans told Trey Wallace of Fox Sports Knoxville in early February. "There are a lot of schools that reach out to me that haven't been recruiting me and want to start. A bunch of schools have reached out about me taking my last official with them. I'm just trying to keep it all in perspective and make the right decision."