2019 dual-threat quarterback Jahquez Evans is high on the Georgia Tech football program and is an intriguing prospect for the Jackets.
Expected to take at least one quarterback in the 2019 recruiting class, the Georgia Tech football team has their eyes on a handful of quarterbacks. One of those quarterbacks that the Jackets have their eyes on and especially recently is that of Atlanta native Jahquez Evans.
Evans, a three-star prospect from Benjamin E. Mays High School has racked up a pretty strong offer sheet consisting of 21 scholarship offers. The 23rd ranked dual-threat quarterback holds offers from Boston College Kentucky, Pittsburgh, USF, and West Virginia in addition to his offer from the Jackets.
Being recruited primarily by wide receivers coach Al Preston, Evans is all signs right now point to him being pretty high on the Yellow Jackets. Evans was originally offered by the Yellow Jackets last month on May 17th which came in the middle of a strong run of scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Boston College, the Yellow Jackets, and USF respectively.
Evans has made it to The Flats since being offered the scholarship as he attended the Jackets camp’ two weeks ago, where according to Rivals’ Kelly Quinlan, Evans performed well.
Currently, Evans has not announced publicly any timeline or potential commitment date. That being said, as long as Evans stays a take for the Yellow Jackets in the recruiting cycle, it would be shocking to see him commit anywhere but Tech.
Evans highlight film shows a quarterback that fits the mold of a Paul Johnson quarterback. Extremely athletic, fast, agile, and elusive when carrying the ball. Those are all traits that a quaterback must check if they want to play for the Yellow Jackets and Evans certainly does.
When staying at home and passing the ball, Evans isn’t the most polished quarterback but does present some skill and traits that could make him a decent passer at the next level.
Physically, Evans at 6-foot-2 and 180-pounds has great size for a quarterback in Johnson’s system and as long as he adds a little bit of weight he should be able to withstand the punishment of power five defensive lineman and linebackers.
Currently, Georgia Tech has four scholarship quarterbacks on the roster in Taquon Marshall, Lucas Johnson, Tobias Oliver, and James Graham. This off-season, the program said good bye to backups Matthew Jordan and Jay Jones.
The Jackets could look to take two quarterbacks in this recruiting class if size and need fits though if so, expect a second of two quaterbacks to be a later commitment in the cycle. But if the Jackets are taking just one quarterback this cycle, Evans is surely looking and shaping up to be that player.