Gophers Start Official Visit Weekend with a Texas Running Back Commit


After a long wait, PJ Fleck and the Minnesota Gophers are finally able to get visitors on campus this weekend and the festivities have already started with a bang. Three-star running back Zach Evans, of Rockwall Texas committed to row the boat on Friday night.

The 5’9”, 200 pound Evans held offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Texas, Iowa and Utah, among others. He officially visited Nevada last week, according to 247Sports, and just received an offer from Iowa as well.




Minnesota’s success recruiting running backs speaks for itself and Evans will only add to that list. Zach is a tough back who can run with some finesse too. He’s not a burner, but he fits the RPO offense the Gophers like to run.

With the depth in Fleck’s backfield, it’ll probably be awhile before Zach Evans contributes in any major way. Still, with a .8709 composite rating at 247Sports, this is a very nice add for the Minnesota Gophers.



Max Carroll | Minnesota Sports Fan