Michigan added to its haul of 2016 recruits on Saturday in the form of 2016 running back Chris Evans (Indianapolis, Indiana), which is the team's fourth running back taken during this recruiting cycle.
Evans is a four-star prospect and the fifth-ranked all-purpose back in the class, per the 247 Composite.
But, like fellow commit Kiante Enis, Evans brings tremendous athleticism and a versatile talent that could be used on either side of the ball.
Following commitments from Matt Falcon and Kingston Davis, it became apparent that Michigan was looking at adding a third player at the position who could give them home-run hitting ability and good hands out of the backfield. Michigan now has that in both Evans and Enis, but Evans looks more likely to fill that role on offense.
At 5-11, 185 pounds, slot receiver is certainly in the cards with him as well. Evans has the ability to turn water into wine, turning dead plays into touchdowns with his speed downfield and quick feet. While he seems like the perfect third-down back in this offense, he has the ability to run between the tackles, as well.
Wherever Michigan uses Evans, his speed will be a huge plus for them. Michigan did a great job of addressing its need for athleticism this past weekend.