Deion Sanders KaTron Evans
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Deion Sanders, JSU land another four-star

Deion Sanders and Jackson State already had a couple of four-stars in the bag. But Saturday they pulled off their biggest score yet.

Deion Sanders and Jackson State continue to have unprecedented recruiting success.

Four star defensive tackle KaTron Evans has committed to JSU. He announced his decision Saturday via Twitter.

“1000% committed to THE Jackson State University,” Evans tweeted along with a graphic of him in a JSU uniform. “P.S always bet on yourself.”

The Norfolk, VA native had played his senior season at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. He signed a letter of intent with the University of Tennessee earlier this year, but was later granted a release.

Listed at 6’4, 320 pounds, Evans is rated as the 17th best defensive tackle in the 2021 class, and the ninth best player in the state of Maryland. He received offers from much of the Power Five — Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, Maryland, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and the list goes on.

Here’s what 247 Sports Brian Dohn said in his February 2020 evaluation of Evans.

Thick, strong build. Can play at 300 pounds. Explosive and physical. Gets off at snap well. Uses power to overwhelm blockers. Can handle double teams and be disruptive. Strong at point of attack. Quick hands and disengages well. Re-directs down line of scrimmage well against run. Bends at the waist and needs to bend more at knees and keep flat back. Improved pad level at point of attack a must. Needs to improve lateral movement. Adding flexibility is important. Multi-year starter at Top 20 program.

Brian Dohn
247 Sports

Evans is now the highest-rated recruit in JSU history, according to 247 Sports. He’s rated even higher than Sheduer Sanders, son of Deion Sanders, who committed after his father was named the head coach. JSU pulled in another four-star last fall when Trevonte Rucker, a wide receiver who initially signed with Florida. Cornerback De’Juahn Warren received four-star status as well after a short JUCO stint.

Deion Sanders, JSU land another four-star
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