The main target at running back for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class has to be the top at his position in the nation, Zachary Evans. As the No. 2 overall rated 2020 high school prospect in the nation, Evans has a ton of interest in his recruitment. Much like the interest Milton is gaining, Evans has way over 30 offers and his sheet should continue to expand in the coming months.
The initial portion of the recruitment of Evans had some rather comical moments. He pulled off the interesting move of releasing his own top 25 schools list, which is something almost unheard of. But, the list that did actually count for the Horns in relation to Evans provided some good news. Evans included Texas as one of his top 11 schools.
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were the only two other Big 12 schools listed in the top 11 for Evans. It does seem like this is one recruitment that could come down to the two biggest football programs in the state of Texas. The Horns and Texas A&M Aggies appear to be the two early favorites to land Evans’ commitment. But, it could be a while before that’s announced.
Yet, the need at running back could grow quite large for the Texas offense depending on how four-star Buford, GA, product Derrian Brown pans out in his first year on the Forty Acres. How well rising sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram adjusts to possessing the sole starting job in the backfield, with the departure of Tre Watson, will also help determine the level of immediate need.