The Wando Warriors didn't finish out the 2009 season quite like they had anticipated. But they will have quite a few key players returning next fall who will try to erase some of the pain that the '09 season brought. One young man who should certainly help toward the cause is 6-2, 180 pound wide receiver, Brandon Eakins.
The talented junior wideout without question played a vital role within the Warriors' Offense on this past season… "This past fall I had 32 catches for 412 yards," Eakins told SCPrepNation.com. "I also scored two touchdowns."
Eakins informed SCPrepNation.com that he was more of a possession receiver for the Warriors during their '09 campaign. But as we continued our conversation with the 2011 sleeper prospect, it appears that he'd like to take on a much bigger role next season. "I was pretty much the go to guy on third-down situations," Eakins said. "But I'd like to be more of a big-play receiver next fall; a receiver that makes big-time catches in big games."
Being relatively new to the recruiting world, only two schools have been showing interest in the Wando High star early on. "Georgia Tech and Nebraska," Eakins said. "Those are the only two schools right now."
Eakins is hoping to boost his stock this winter/spring, whenever he takes his show on the road to the 2010 Combine Circuit. And although he is uncertain which ones he'll be attending, he should raise quite a few eyebrows if his testing numbers are anywhere close to the ones he shared with us. "I run the forty-yard dash in 4.41 seconds," Eakins said. "I also have a 37 inch vertical."
For now, Brandon will continue working extensively during the offseason, in preparation for his senior season with the Warriors next fall. He will also continue to stay focused inside the classroom where he's currently holding down a 3.8 GPA. With that kind of GPA, don't be surprised if schools like Vanderbilt, Duke, and Stanford start reaching out to the talented Low Country product before it is all said and done…
Stay tuned with SCPrepNation.com for much more on Eakins as we continue to keep track of his recruitment.