Despite leading his team to the playoffs as a quarterback, 2016 South Grand Prairie (Tex.) athlete Greg Eisworth will likely play on the defensive side of the ball at the collegiate level.
The 6-foot, 180-pound Eisworth only played defense under certain circumstances last season, but showed college coaches enough to warrant scholarship offers from schools across the country, including SMU.
The three-star safety made the short trip to SMU for junior day as well, where he was especially impressed by the new coaching staff.
“I really like their coaching staff and how they presented themselves,” Eisworth said. “They were really active with the kids, always constantly talking, wanting to take a picture with you. They were very involved and I liked that a lot.”
Eisworth, who held an offer before attending junior day, had the opportunity to talk with both Head Coach Chad Morris and Defensive Coordinator Van Malone who shared their hopes for him if he were to commit to SMU.
“We talked about how if I were to go there, it is a school where I would get immediate playing time,” Eisworth said. “They are looking to play me at a number of positions so they’re really interested in me. Overall, we just talked a lot as if we were friends.”
During his visit, Eisworth was also impressed by the campus, and thinks the construction to the football facilities will be a major upgrade.
Also, while nothing is set yet, Eisworth hopes to make the short 30-minute drive to catch at least one SMU spring practice, but hopefully the game as well.
With his recruitment just getting going, Eisworth doesn’t have any favorites right now and is still “taking it all in” while also weighing his choices.
Eisworth also plans to spend more time on the defensive side of the ball this upcoming season, so improving his game on both sides of the ball is important to him.
“Obviously I want to become a better quarterback for my team but I also want to improve at the positions I might play in college, so just improving as an all-around athlete is important,” Eisworth said. “I’ve always want to leave a legacy at my high school so I just have to keep pushing it to be the best I can be.”
Following a heartbreaking overtime loss to Euless Trinity in the 2014 playoffs, Eisworth’s main goal this upcoming season is to get his team back to playoffs and win.