Tiyon Evans commits, Louisville adds backfield talent next to QB Cunningham

When Malik Cunningham returns to the field for Louisville in 2022, the star quarterback will be flanked by a new, talented running back. Scott Satterfield and Louisville added a commitment from Tennessee transfer back Tiyon Evans.

Evans, who was the No. 1 JUCO prospect in the 2021 class, led Tenneessee in rushing this season — before suffering an injury. During his one year in Knoxville, Evans ran for 521 yards (6.4 per carry) and six touchdowns. Evans caught one touchdown pass, too.

Cunningham led the Cards this season with 968 rushing yards, officially, and 19 touchdowns, the most in the ACC.

Freshman running back Jalen Mitchell ranked second on the team with 155 carries, 722 rushing yards and five touchdowns.