Former TCU RB, 5-Star Recruit Zach Evans Announces He's Transferring to Ole Miss

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 6, 2022

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 23: TCU Horned Frogs running back Zach Evans (6) looks for running room during the game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the West Virginia Mountaineers on October 23, 2021 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Zach Evans is headed to Ole Miss.

The former TCU running back announced Thursday he is transferring to play for Lane Kiffin:

Zach Evans @Runzekerun01

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Evans was a 5-star recruit who 247Sports ranked as the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2020 class. He rushed for 1,063 yards and nine touchdowns over two seasons at TCU before deciding to transfer after Gary Patterson's departure.

Ole Miss' top two rushers from the 2021 season, Jerrion Ealy and Snoop Conner, have each declared for the NFL draft. It's possible one or both players come back to Ole Miss, given neither is considered a top prospect.

For now, Evans appears unchallenged as the Rebels' top running back next season and should be the focal point of the offense as quarterback Matt Corral also makes his way to the NFL. 

Evans and Henry Parrish Jr. project to lead what should be a run-heavy offense as Kiffin brings along young quarterback Luke Altmyer.