Will Eason is a talented but undersized cornerback prospect from North Carolina. He recently participated in the Carolina Classic, a 7-on-7 event held in Charlotte. His North Carolina Elite squad, which also featured Aapri Washington, won the event, beating a talented Texas team in the finals after running through the rest of their competition.
The victory means an automatic bid in the national 7-on-7 finals at IMG next month.
”I feel like I’ve been doing pretty good,” Eason said. “I competed against some of the best talent in the nation. Improving wise, I want to improve on my strength and durability. Everything else, I feel like I’m doing well, I just have to keep working.”
Eason has big time speed and covered very well in the event, but still does not have a power five offer. The main reason, he believes, is his 5-foot-8 stature.
”I run a 10.65 in the 100 (meters), so the speed is there,” Eason said. “I feel like no receiver can beat me with a deep ball. I feel like I have great coverage. The only thing is, my height obviously.”
Syracuse is a school that has been recruiting Eason for some time. They have not offered yet, but have stayed in contact on a regular basis. The Orange are one of his top schools despite the lack of an offer.
”One, I have a great relationship with DeAndre Smith, the running backs coach,” Eason said. “And coach Acosta, the receivers coach. They came to a couple games last year and they’ve been coming by the school. Just like my brother Robert Washington, who committed to them a couple weeks back.
”It’s just a great place and I feel like we can build something there. I’m just hoping they take a serious look at me. As of now, I really like Syracuse.”
The 2016 corner has visited Syracuse, doing so last fall with Robert Washington, Aapri Washington and Moe Neal. He is hoping to get back this summer, but nothing has been scheduled.
CuseNation.com's Mike McAllister and John Garcia Jr. contributed to this report.