Speedy Big Running Back Enjoys AU Camp

This highly recruited prospect, who attended Auburn's Senior Football Mini-Camp over the weekend, talks about his experiences on the Plains.

Auburn, Ala.--Cordera Eason said last week that he was very excited about getting the chance to finally come to Auburn and see if the Tigers' program and coaching staff could live up to his expectations.

After finally getting into town and getting to participate in Auburn's final senior football camp of the season, Eason said that everything he saw met his expectations to the fullest.

"I like it," he said with a big smile. "I like all the coaching staff. I like the environment, the facilities and everything. I finally got the chance to get down here and see what I was looking for."

He added that he got the chance to drive around town a bit before the camp started. "I like it and everywhere you went there was just orange and blue so I saw that the fans were just really into football," he said. "It would be a nice place to come and play."

Eason was impressive while running a 40 at Auburn.

One of the other highlights of the talented tailback's trip was getting to eat lunch with the rest of the campers in Jordan-Hare Stadium. "That was big," he exclaimed. "I went out there and looked at the field and just pictured myself playing in front of all those fans in there and that would be a big feeling."

Even though he was excited to see the biggest football stadium he has ever laid eyes on, Eason noted that he knows it would be a nerve-wracking experience to suit up and step onto that field in front of 87,000-plus fans for the first time. "I know you are going to get nervous the first time, but after you get out there and get the hang of it you would be able to shake all of that off."

Along with wanting to know more about the town and the facilities at Auburn, Eason also noted that he wanted to get to know Auburn's coaching staff a lot better on his trip.

He got that chance on Saturday and said that he came away impressed with the whole staff and particularly the Tigers' running backs coach Eddie Gran.

"I like Coach Gran," he said. "He is going to be straight up with you, he isn't going to hide anything or whatever. If you mess up he is going to let you know, or if you do good he is going to let you know and that is the kind of coach that I need."

Even though Eason was in town checking out the Tigers, he was still in a camp environment and was being evaluated by the staff as well. The big back showed up in great shape at 6-0, 232 and turned out some impressive numbers in the combine portion of the event.

"My forty, I was surprised about that," he explained. "I knew that I was going to weigh in right around 230, but I was surprised when I ran the 4.47. Still, I believe that I can do better if I just work hard."

Along with running an extremely quick 40-time on an artificial turf not known for producing fast times, Eason was also strong in the vertical jump, leaping 32 inches and in the short shuttle where he clocked a 4.5.

Overall, the upcoming senior said that he was very happy with his performance. "I thought it was going to be a bad day because I just wasn't feeling very good, but it tuned out to be a good day," he noted.

With such a good experience in Auburn, Eason said he would have to move the Tigers back to the top of his list following the camp.

"After the camp and after I met the coaching staff, it moves Auburn up a notch so right now it is Auburn and then Ole Miss," he explained. "It is going to be a tough decision."

He also added that despite having interest in some other colleges he already knows that the battle for his signature in February will be a two-team race. "It is going to come down to Auburn and Ole Miss."

With that in mind, Eason said that he is already looking forward to coming back to Auburn during the fall for his official visit and getting the chance to see what the town is like on a game day.

"I will probably come the first game when they play Georgia Tech," he said about his plans for an official visit. "They say it is going to be a big game so I just want to be out here when they play a team like that and see how it is out here."


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