On Saturday, Tennessee lost a commitment from junior college running back Tiyon Evans. The 5-10, 215 pound running back committed to Tennessee on April 30th during the Vols’ hot recruiting run.
Evans announced his decision on Twitter on Saturday night.
After having a conversation with my mother I’ve decided to De-commit from the University of Tennessee and open my recruitment back up. I graduate in December and have 3 years or eligibility.
— Tiyon Evans (@darealballer_15) September 20, 2020
Evans is the second ranked JUCO player in the 2021 class. Following his commitment to Tennessee was four-star running back Cody Brown, who joined three-star running back prospects Jaylen Wright and Elijah Howard. This coming after Tennessee signed a trio of backs in the 2020 class — Tee Hodge, Jabari Small and Len’Neth Whitehead.
Eric Gray is also just a sophomore and is set to take over the bulk of the carries for the next two seasons at least. So Evans, who has three years of eligibility left, made the understandable decision to part ways with the Volunteers.
The Hartsville, South Carolina native now has five crystal ball projections pointing towards the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Tennessee now has 25 commitments in their 2021 class, which is still good for 6th in the country, per 247Sports.