High School Football
The next big thing: North Shore sophomore running back Zachary Evans has arrived
Originally appeared on Vype.com.
Zachary Evans is starting to gain some steam on the recruiting trail. The running back already holds more than 13 offers and is only in the 10th grade at North Shore Senior High School.
From a single parent household, and the youngest out of five, Evans is on the path to becoming North Shore’s “Next Big Thing.”
“My dad wasn’t by my side while I grew up,” Evans said. “My next step in life is getting better, faster and stronger and more durable for my team.”
Evans squats over 500 pounds and benches over 200. He believes that his mental strength, calmness, and reliability give him an edge that will help him become a collegiate player.
The two football players that inspire Evans are Leonard Fournette, a former LSU star who plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and current Ole Miss standout D’Vaughn Pennamon.
Evans’ brothers, Sterling and CJ Robinson, both played for C.E. King High School.
Sterling played defensive tackle and CJ played running back and both led the team at C.E. King. Sterling set the district record in sacks.
Evans said that he attends several personal trainer sessions. Pennamon and Evans have a quote that they share together, “If you’re over 200 pounds you gotta run like it.”
“Being a leader is a good feeling, a blessing,” Evans said. “Every day I personally ask Coach Willie Gaston about how I can improve and make my section I work with get better.”
Off the field Evans is a caring young man; he loves to take care of people, and he admires giving back to the community.
Evans' two newest offers are from the University of Mississippi and the University of Texas-San Antonio.
He feels blessed and humble, but he believes that he needs to strive to receive more offers. The colleges that Evans currently wants to visit are the universities of Texas, Oregon, and South Carolina.
Evans wants to let his team know, “To stay humble and practice makes perfect.”
Katia Ibarra is a student at North Shore and a part of the VYPE U Internship Program. To learn more about how you can become a VYPE U intern, click here!