The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020

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The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020

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The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020

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11. Zachary Evans

Galena Park North Shore running back Zach Evans (Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle)

School: North Shore (Houston, Texas)
Sport: Football
Position: Running back
College: Uncommitted

The top running back in the nation, Zach Evans looks to be poised for one final dominant high school year before figuring out and announcing which college he’ll attend.

Last season, Evans was dynamite, rushing for almost 2,000 yards and 29 touchdowns, according to MaxPreps. He shined in the grueling Texas 6A D1 playoffs, rushing for 894 yards and 13 touchdowns on 92 carries in six games as he helped lead North Shore to a championship.

Watching him play, it’s clear what makes him so special. Get him one-on-one? Good luck taking down the 5-foot-11, 200-pound athlete. If he doesn’t barrel you over, he’s quick and agile enough to juke defenders and get into open space.

Evans can squat 605 pounds (at least, he did in February. Who knows how much he can do now that he’s going into his senior season). He can run wild. He can truck, stiff arm and elude defenders. He’s everything a team would want in a running back – and everything a viewer would want on TV. With 44 offers, according to 247Sports, and no clear choice on which college he will be attending, all the focus will be on Evans as he tries to lead North Shore to another title.

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