Eason Likes What He Sees At AU

Cordera Eason talks about a recent trip to the Plains to check out the Iron Bowl and what colleges he is still considering.

Meridian, Miss.--Cordera Eason has been a known entity in the recruiting game since he burst onto the scene at the Scout.com Army All-American combine last January with his impressive combination of size and speed.

Ever since that time the 6-0, 235-pound running back prospect has mentioned Auburn as a team he was strongly considering among his college choices.

The big, fast tailback, who was a major standout at an Auburn football camp earlier in the year, decided to make an unofficial trip to the Plains for the Iron Bowl and says he was very happy with what he saw.

"Everything went good," Eason says about the unofficial visit. "I got to meet the coaching staff again and talk to the coaches and players, and they were excited to see me. Also, I liked how the game turned out. Auburn came out with a big win. The defense stepped up and the offense looked good so I feel like I could play in their system."

Despite getting a good feel for the Tigers' coaches and facilities during a trip to a football camp this summer, Eason has said that he was very interested in checking out a big game experience at Auburn for quite some time.

"The atmosphere was crazy," he explains. "Everybody was getting into the game and that was making it easier for the defense to put pressure on Alabama's offense. When you get a crowd like that to get you in and get you pumped and you can just roll smoothly."

Although he notes he was excited by how the game turned out, Eason says that like many of the other prospects who were in attendance he wasn't sure that was going to be the case.

"I was very surprised," he says about the way the Tigers laid waste to their arch-rival. "I thought it was going to come down to the wire because Alabama is a good team and Auburn is a good team, and I just expected it to come down to the wire. But Auburn just came out firing on all cylinders and they just blew it out of proportion."

Cordera Eason shows off his speed at an Auburn football camp during the summer.

Along with being surprised at how easily the Tigers were able to dispatch of the Tide in their annual showdown, the talented back says that he has also been surprised by the growth of the Auburn offense in 2005.

"I thought it was going to take the a while to adjust and get used to losing Cadillac, but they picked up Kenny Irons and he is a great running back," he notes. "The quarterback, he is a good quarterback and those guys are connecting and making the offensive system seem easy."

All in all, Eason says that Auburn is still a program that is very high on his list heading into the final two months of the recruiting process. "I feel good about Auburn," he explains. "They are in the running. They are in the top three or four of my college choices so I feel good about them. It is going to come down to one of the top SEC schools and Auburn might be a pick."

Along with the Tigers, Eason says that four other SEC teams will be getting his five official visits. "I am looking at Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss besides Auburn," he notes. Those are like the top five."

The powerful rusher notes that currently he only has one official visit set, which is to Ole Miss during the second weekend of December.

Eason, who says that all five of his final choices are all even at this point, also notes that he wants to take all five of his visits and thoroughly explore his options before he makes a commitment.

Currently, Eason and his Meridian team are getting ready to try and avenge a 41-30 regular season loss to Oak Grove High. "We are in the third round of the playoffs on Friday against Oak Grove," he notes. "We have got a rematch with them at home. There will be a big crowd and it will be a big game."

During his senior season, Eason says that he has rushed for somewhere between 1,300 and 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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