Big Mississippi Back Thinking Carnell And Ronnie?

This talented running back prospect from the Magnolia State talks about his junior season and who he is hearing from early in the recruiting process.

Meridian, Miss.--Meridian High School has what looks to be a large crop of college football prospects for the class of 2006 and one of the biggest names among that group is running back Cordera Eason.

The 5-11 1/2, 235-pound back with speed in the low 4.6 range, who split time in the backfield with fellow junior prospect and 1,900 yard rusher Derrick Davis, says he was not very happy with his production during his junior year.

"I had an injury prone season this year," Eason says. "I missed five games, but I had like 1,100 yards. I played my sophomore year and I had 1,000 yards and I had to back up somebody."

Eason was a standout in San Antonio.

He adds that one of those injuries came at a very inopportune time for himself and his team. "We made it to the second round of the playoffs," Eason notes. "We could have won, but I got injured in the third quarter and then the Oak Grove team got confidence and they just started piling on us out there."

Eason says his combination of size and speed is what allows him to stand out on the field. "Well, my quickness--for me to be a big man I can move kind of fast and I can get a couple of moves off also," he notes.

That combination apparently got the attention of college coaches early and often. "I started getting letters in ninth grade," Eason says. "Recently I have heard from Penn State, LSU, Florida State, Auburn, Michigan, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and others."

Despite hearing from so many schools, the talented junior says that he is just now starting to consider where he would be interested in attending college. "I have thought about it," he explains. "I have been getting letters and that stuff, but I just haven't sat down yet and thought about which college I am going to go to. I have got some college choices, but I just don't know exactly where I am going to go."

However, Eason adds that both he and Davis have been talking some about their college choices and possibly playing together in the same backfield is a topic that has come up. "I have got another fellow running back, he is down here and he is from Meridian, too," he says about Davis. "We go to the same school and we have been talking about Auburn because we want to be like another Cadillac (Carnell Williams) and Ronnie (Brown).

"So, (Tommy) Tuberville has been sending me letters and I have been talking about Auburn a good bit," Eason adds. "That is really one of my top choices, but I just haven't sat down and discussed it."

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