Projected Position: Quarterback
Power 5 offers: 2
247: 4-stars, # 1 JUCO dual threat QB, #4 overall JUCO player
ESPN: 3-stars, #3 JUCO dual threat QB, #50 overall JUCO player
Virginia Tech doesn’t hit the JUCO ranks very often. Back in 2003, they signed James Griffin, and he went on to start at rover for Tech’s 2004 ACC Championship team. However, the Hokies hadn’t signed a JUCO since then until Justin Fuente came to town. Fuente immediately recognized the pressing need at quarterback and offensive line, so he went out and inked Jerod Evans and Demetri Moore. Both guys will have a great opportunity to start this season.
Tech ended up beating out Missouri for Evans, and he also had an offer from Cal. He was a very prolific passer at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas. Check out these numbers…
179-of-287 (62.4%) for 3,164 yards, 38 touchdowns, 3 interceptions
In two years of JUCO ball, Evans threw a total of 52 touchdowns to just five interceptions. It doesn’t get much better than that. He can also run. Evans led his team in rushing yards this past season, carrying it 77 times for 414 yards (5.4 ypc), and he ran for four touchdowns.
Of course, ACC football isn’t exactly JUCO football, where defense is optional. He isn’t going to step on the field this spring and automatically start dominating. There will be an adjustment period. Fortunately Evans has all the physical tools required.
Size: I’ve seen Evans in person,...
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