Eason visits Clemson

Huntersville (N.C.) SouthLake Christian Academy has two freshmen already committed to Mississippi State, with a third young Eagle standout, Will Eason, possibly on the cusp of his initial offer. Learn more inside...

Will Eason recently visited Clemson, and he'll be back soon.

"I went a couple of weeks ago," he said. "I'd been speaking to Coach (Danny) Pearman, my recruiting coach, and I had a track meet in the area so I stopped by and talked with the Clemson coaches. They want me to come to camp so they can see me run routes in person. That's on June 6th.

"I play wide receiver and defensive back. I'm thinking most likely DB in college, but I like getting the ball on offense. I have natural vision when I carry the football. I mostly played offense growing up - my speed is what I'm known for - but I think I can be productive on defense, too."

Eason, who also received an invitation to Clemson's April junior day, was indeed productive last year for SouthLake Christian Academy, a fledgling small-school powerhouse.

On defense, the frosh collected 29 tackles with three interceptions and a forced fumble. On offense he averaged 14.21 yards per carry (19-270, three TDs) and caught six passes for 152 yards and three more scores.

He played for Team USA along with teammates Robert Washington and Conner O'Donnell, both 2016 Mississippi State pledges.

"I was invited back to Team USA for next year," said Eason, whose team split a two-game series with Team Canada. "It went well. I feel that Team USA has more competition than I'm seeing just in North Carolina.

"Everybody comes together from around the country, which allows me to see my future competition, who I'll play against in college."

Ohio State, Michigan and West Virginia are additional schools of interest.

"Robert and I plan to go to Ohio State's camp," Eason said. "We talked with Urban Meyer on the phone. I'm going to attend Clemson's camp, and I want to make room for Michigan, to squeeze them in. Coach Hoke sent a couple of letters with info about Michigan's camp, and said they like me as a prospect.

"I'm trying to get a couple more schools to look at me. I'm not that big, but I'm known for my speed, like Tavon Austin at West Virginia. He's 5-8, 174 pounds, and I'll probably be a little bigger than that when I'm a senior. He runs a 4.24. I think I'm probably around 4.5 speed now."

Florida also has piqued the interest of Eason, who has stolen 12-of-13-bases this spring on the diamond.

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