Brennan Eagles, a 6-foot-4, 214-pound wide receiver from Alief (Texas) Taylor was recently earned an invite to The Opening Finals and was named a five-star prospect on Scout.
"Really it puts a target on my back," Eagles said of the rankings and attention. "It makes me feel like the guys are coming for me and it makes me work even harder. Some guys ease up when they get that fifth star, but it doesn’t make me ease up at all, it actually makes me work harder because I have it in my head that anytime I ease up there is somebody coming to try and take that No. 1 spot."
After naming his Top 10 he added an offer from Alabama, but he does not plans to alter or cut his list to less than 10 at this point.
"I am going to keep it at top 10," Eagles stated. "I do not have any interest in Alabama."
The next major step for Eagles on the recruiting front would be to determine his official visit schedule and he mentioned some programs who would be in the fight to be one of his five allowed trips.
Who would be fun to visit?
"Florida State, USC, UCLA, and Ohio State," Eagles said before pointing out that distance was not a major factor in his recruitment. "I could go far away and play."
Eagles as not able to attend the LSU junior day on Saturday due to a track meet, but touched on the offer from the Tigers in the SEC.
"It is close to home. I am from there (and) I have family ties that go there," Eagles said on LSU. "People could come to see me play all the time and my mom likes it."
When it comes down to it, the five-star wide receiver will be looking for a fit on the field and the right fit off of it.
"An offense that gets me the ball and a school that is also a family," Eagles said of his determining factors. "A connection with the (head) coach and a connection with the wide receiver coach that is going to be coaching me for the next years and not a coach that is going to want to walk out for some money, but a coach who is going to want to be there because of the football players."
Eagles scored a 132.4 Nike Football Rating a huge performance at The Opening Houston. He recorded a 4.51 40, 3.99 pro agility, 37-inch vertical, and 39-foot powerball toss.
As a junior, Eagles caught 38 passes for 757 yards and 10 touchdowns on 19.9 yards per reception.