Virginia Tech picked up a very big commitment on Saturday afternoon when Jérod Evans, 4-star JUCO cornerback from Trinity Valley Community College (Athens, Texas), committed to the Hokies.
Evans, sticking with the script most recruits follow, announced his decision on Twitter. His announcement featured a collage of VT-centric pictures, including him in a Hokies’ jersey, in front of the Virginia Tech Logo.
— Jérod Evans (@rodfor6_) December 12, 2015
The importance of Evans’ commitment to Virginia Tech can’t be denied, especially considering the rankings.
Per the industry generated 247Sports Composite, Evans is the No. 1 JUCO Dual-Threat quarterback in the 2016 class. According to the 247Sports only rankings, he’s also the No. 4 overall junior college recruit in the nation.
Evans is 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, according to his HUDL account, and the Hokies landed his commitment over the likes of Missouri, Cal, UAB and UCF. According to Evan G. Watkins of 247Sports, Evans is currently officially visiting VT, and Missouri appeared to be the Hokies biggest competition for this commitment. Evans had visited Missouri earlier this week for an official, and he had also visited UCF and Nevada.
Per 247Sports, new VT head coach Justin Fuente was Evans primary recruiter with the Hokies. He has two years of eligibility left for Virginia Tech to take advantage of.