Mass DL Eason compiling national offers

The state of Massachusetts does not produce a wealth of D-I talent year in and year out, but there is little doubt that the state can produce an occasional superstar. Last year Barry Gallup represented the state as an Army All-American selection. This year the states top player may be defensive lineman Corey Eason, and he has compiled an impressive early offer list.

The state of Massachusetts does not produce a wealth of D-I talent year in and year out, but there is little doubt that the state can produce an occasional superstar. Last year Barry Gallup represented the state as an Army All-American selection. This year the states top player may be defensive lineman Corey Eason, and he has compiled an impressive early offer list.

Corey Eason, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end from Mansfield High in Mass. is one of the Northeast’s most highly recruited prospects.

“Recruiting has been good,” Eason began to explain about the process. “At times it can be rough, but you have to remember that not everyone is being recruited to play college football, or not everyone is able to get the same amount of exposure as me.

“I have offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Florida State, Rutgers and Connecticut. I think it is good that I am hearing from such a wide range of schools this early in the process. It is not even my senior year and I am being noticed like that, so I think it is pretty good.

“I would say that my main schools are Arizona State, Boston College, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Miami, Virginia and Florida State. I am trying to keep all of the schools on the same level.”

Eason, who impressed everyone at the Scout.com combine in Piscataway earlier this year, is a relentless pass rusher “My biggest strength is my ability to be quick off of the ball, and I have the moves to get past the offensive linemen and get to the quarterback,” Eason explained.

The Scout.com three-star prospect seems to be pretty open to most of the schools that are showing him an interest, and looks like he is prepared to take his time when selecting a school.

“I will probably decide closer to signing day,” Eason said. “I think that I will probably take all five of my official visits.”

Eason is being recruited from schools in three different time zones, and he contends that location will not be a determining factor.

“I feel the location does not matter,” Eason simply stated. “I am just looking for the right fit for football and academics.”

Although location will not play a huge role, Eason seems to have formed a solid relationship with a couple of coaches from Boston College, a school that is not to far from home.

“A lot of the coaches have come in and said the same things, but out of all the coaches I have talked to I would have to say that I have formed the best relationship with coach (Jerry) Petercuskie and coach (Keith) Willis at Boston College.

“I am going out to Boston College in a couple of weeks. I am going out to visit, but I think I am also going to camp. I guess that is part of it.

“I want to get out to a few more camps, but I am not sure which ones I will be able to make it out to because of my schedule this summer.”

As a junior, Eason racked up 62 tackles, 11 sacks, and recovered three fumbles earning All-League honors for his efforts. Eason was also named a Boston Herald All-Star and Boston Globe All-Star.


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