The Jackson State football program has scored another significant recruiting win.
KaTron Evans, a 2021 four-star defensive tackle from Baltimore, announced his commitment to Jackson State on Saturday.
“1000% committed to THE Jackson State University,” Evans wrote. “P.S always bet on yourself.”
Evans is the No. 17 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 9 prospect in Maryland, per 247Sports. He is the highest-ranked high school prospect to commit to the program in school history.
Evans previously signed with Tennessee before being granted received a release from his National Letter of Intent last month.
Prior to committing to JSU, Evans held has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas and Arizona State.
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Before the start of the 2021 spring season, Jackson State acquired its highest-rated class headlined by four-star quarterback Shedeur Sanders and De’Jahn Warren, who was the No. 1-rated junior college defensive back in the country.
The Tigers’ recruiting class currently rank first in the FCS and the SWAC, and is No. 86 in all of college football.