If you ask Irving, Texas all-purpose back Jamaal Evans about things working out for the best, he'll tell you that it's true in the case of picking his college choice. Sunday morning, the Rivals250 speedster decided his recruitment had to come to a close.
First it was a phone call from Oklahoma State coaches to tell Evans they had received a commitment from running back Keith Toston which filled up their running back class for this year. Then, Evans decided since he was graduating in a few weeks, he had better call his other top team Georgia Tech to let them know where he was headed.
"Yes sir, I'm going to Georgia Tech," Evans said. "I had to make the decision since I'm graduating at midterm and I was leaning toward them real strongly. When OSU called, it just made things a lot easier for me to go ahead and do it."
The Yellowjackets just had many things about it that Evans liked.
"The players are real good to get along with," Evans said. "It's really a good school that I would want to stay at for academic reasons other than football. I know they have one of the biggest economies in the South, so since I want to major in business, that's real nice."
Evans says he is a solid commitment. His last day of high school will be on Jan. 11 and he is to be showing up at Georgia Tech around two days later. Classes for him will start around Jan. 15.
"I'm solid and ready to go," Evans said. "I'm excited to get started."
Evans is rated as the No. 4 all-purpose back in the country and the No. 23 overall prospect in the state of Texas.