Staying Put

Ole Miss commit Greg Eisworth out of Grand Prairie, TX., was offered by the instate team, Texas, recently. What effect could it have with his commitment to the Rebels?

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"Texas offered me recently, Eisworth said. "I have been communicating with them lately. Oklahoma has started communicating with me again too. They want to kind of re-recruit me and come up for a visit."

What is Texas saying?

"They like my versatility. They say I have ball hawking skills as a safety. They think I'm an overall athlete. They just tell me that I need to stay here in Texas and play for the home team because that's where I belong, but I'm still all Ole Miss. I actually left a message with them earlier last week. I told them out of respect for them that I didn't want to lead them on. I told them that I had made up my mind and I was staying with Ole Miss. I told them it was ok if they wanted to still recruit me, but I had made up my mind. They called me back and told me they were sorry to hear that, but they were still going to recruit me until the end."

Scout's #38 rated safety feels Ole Miss is where his heart lies.

"I'm extremely excited to start becoming a college player in January at Ole Miss. I'm anxious to get started and get ahead of the other incoming freshmen that I'll be competing against. I want to get a lot of playing time as a freshman at Ole Miss. I'm ready to show the Ole Miss coaches what I can do and just work with their defensive staff. I talk to coach (Corey) Batoon at least twice a week. I'll call him before our games each Friday and just go over our game plan. He'll give me pointers on what I need to do. He's just a great coach and knows so much about the game. He, Freeze, and Wommack will call me on Monday's. We go over our games and talk about the things I need to be doing. I just like Ole Miss because their coaches are not only great coaches but great mentors. I'm relaxed when I talk to them. I feel like I'm talking to a friend. I can express how I really feel. I really admire coach Batoon a lot too. I just can't wait to be coached by him."

The 6-foot-0, 185-pound free safety doesn't have any visit plans outside of Ole Miss.

"I told the Ole Miss coaches I'm not going to take anymore visits. I'm going to Ole Miss unofficially for the Arkansas game, and I'm coming back for my official visit the LSU weekend."

This season Greg has helped So Grand Prairie to their best start in many years.

"We are turning some heads. Nobody expected us to do much. The last three games we can really prove ourselves. If we stay in good health we'll have a chance. The District we are in we play six teams that are ranked in the top 20 in the state of Texas. We play at a high level. Last year was our first year to make the playoffs. We haven't won a playoff game in like ten years. We are 6-2 right now and have a chance to do some good things."

The three-star recruit is actually the starting quarterback for So Grand Prairie but gets in some reps at safety.

"They get me in at safety a lot during practices but in the games I primarily play quarterback. I did catch the game winning interception against Martin. I play defense when it's needed most. But I'm more of a natural safety that can react to the ball. I worked all summer on my coverage skills. My man to man and breaking on the ball. I can jump routes pretty good. I like to press coverage and that helps me out at free safety. I'm just more physical now. I can shed blocks better. I see the field well because of my experience playing quarterback. I recognize the plays. The biggest improvement I've seen is my man to man and off coverages."

Greg has over 1,800 yards offense this season and totaled over 3,000 yards as a junior.

Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at

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