Eason's Journey Almost Complete

City College of San Francisco OL Jean Eason Jr. (6-3, 290) is getting closer to the end a long journey and he recently took a visit to check out one of his suitors this past weekend...


"Oh man, it was a really great visit," Eason Jr. told JCFootball.com of his visit to Colorado State. "The coaches there were really great and they showed me why I would be a great fit in their program.

"It was my first visit to Fort Collins, actually it was my first visit to Colorado in general, other than the airport, so it was a great chance to get to see the city and how the school fits into the city there.

"They just updated their facilities and their stadium is great, so there is a lot to love about the program there and what it has to offer."

The visit was Eason Jr.'s first official visit and he said he's considering other visits, but as of right now, he hasn't scheduled anything.

"My other offers right now are from IdahoGeorgia StateOld DominionCincinnati and Charlotte," Eason Jr. noted. "The Houston coaches have talked to me and I've also been talking with Memphis."

As a prep at Skyline (Oakland, Ca.) High School, Eason Jr. admits he was a bit lost as far as what he wanted to do once he graduated. After taking a year off from school, he decided to enlist in the military.

"I honestly really didn't have an idea of what I wanted or what I wanted to do," Eason Jr. said. "While I was in, I just got focused on things and it made me realize that it was time to get focused on a future.

"While I was in, I had a daughter, so when it was time to re-up, I decided I had had enough and so I left the military after my commitment was up and I started wondering what I wanted to do and City (College of San Francisco) was close to home, so I enrolled there.

"Before I enrolled, I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play football anymore, but the program here was the perfect fit for me and I knew that football could possibly take me to places that maybe I couldn't get to myself, so I checked into it and hooked on with the team last year."

As a freshman last season at the age of 24, Eason Jr. played tackle, but this year he'll move inside to take over the pivot, a position he feels he has picked up pretty quickly.

"I played it in high school, so it's been pretty easy for me to transition back to it," Eason Jr. said. "I can play anywhere though. I just love to play football and compete and that's something I think I bring to the table. I lead by example. 

"The younger guys always make fun of me because of my age and how I'm the old guy, but they also look to me for leadership and I like to lead by example."

In addition to his leadership skills, Eason Jr. also takes pride in his technique.

"I'm not the biggest guy, but my technique is sound and that helps me move guys and get leverage on guys," Eason Jr. said. "I'm savvy, I have good hand placement, I don't take any bad steps and I am aggressive and explosive."

Eason Jr. is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.

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