The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Warren Central High School tailback Darren Evans has given his verbal commitment to Virginia Tech. He is the Hokies’ fourth commitment since Friday evening, the others being wide receiver Danny Coale, tailback Josh Oglesby and offensive lineman William Alvarez.
Evans chose Virginia Tech over offers from Louisville, Wisconsin and Mississippi State. As a junior in 2005, he rushed for 2,138 yards and 39 touchdowns. In 2004 he accumulated 2,248 yards and 27 touchdowns. Evans is a bruising running back who earned an offer at Virginia Tech’s football camp last week when he posted a 4.5 in the 40 yard dash.
Records of Virginia Tech recruiting classes go back to 1986 on TSL, and Evans is the first player from the state of Indiana in that time frame to commit to the Hokies.
Evans, who is 6-0, 205, is rated the #4 player in the state of Indiana by Super Prep, and the #5 player in Indiana by Rivals. Evans is the 11th commitment for Virginia Tech’s 2007 recruiting class.