Joshua Eaton envisioned role in secondary at A&M spring game
The in-state battle for Joshua Eaton’s favor took another step forward last weekend when the Houston-area cornerback made visits to Texas A&M and Texas for each team’s spring football games.
He also played a little football himself this weekend - most notably matched up in two games against fellow Aggies’ wide receiver target Troy Omeire - in the National 7v7 TrueBuzz Tournament this weekend in Dallas. The tourney capped off a pretty big weekend for the top prospect.
“It was awesome,” he said. “The Texas experience was phenomenal - I loved it. With A&M, I’m up there a lot, but I liked what I saw out there in the defensive backfield. But I enjoyed both of them.”
Eaton went into each game with a different set of expectations. He noted that the scene at Texas was always going to be different after the Longhorns chose to keep their original game time on Saturday. A&M changed theirs to Friday over concerns about weather.
“I was just looking for the DB’s to be physical,” he said of the A&M game. “I was looking to see where I would come in if I was to play there and see how Coach Mo [Maurice Linguist] coached them up over the spring to see what they’re going to look like heading into next season.
“At Texas, I had people coming up to me telling me that they liked my film, little kids - that just made my day - coming up to me and telling me that they wanted me to come to Texas.”
Eaton is gearing up for a visit to Oklahoma this week. The Sooners were among the teams that played spring games last weekend. He also said that he is planning on returning to Texas on May 4.
A&M should expect to remain a major player in his recruitment. Eaton said that part of the conversation with Linguist and head coach Jimbo Fisher revolved around scheduling an official visit. Meanwhile Aggies fans seeing a tweet of his while at the Maroon and White Game, which read, ‘This is a tough one…’ hope that means something more than simply choosing when his next appearance Aggieland will be.
“[Fisher and Linguist] just told me they’re going to keep recruiting the heck out of me,” he said. “A&M’s different - different from Texas - it’s the SEC, and it’s a hard decision between the Big 12 and the SEC.”