As the page turns on the recruiting class of 2019 with National Signing Days come and gone, college coaches around the country quickly shift their focus to the next.
On the February National Signing Day and the days after, an influx of offers to the Class of 2020 begin to roll out.
MacArthur’s Joshua Eaton got caught up in the midst of that. Eaton, in the month of February alone, received 18 offers, according to his Twitter account. He had an official count of 20offers by February 28
“I’ve been taking everything real slow,” Eaton said. “It’s a lot of media every day. I just give all the glory to God and thank him for everything he’s given me.”
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound cornerback is the 35th-rated player at his position in the country, according to 24/7. Eaton is one of two corners from the city of Houston ranked in the Top 50.
Heading into the offseason for football, the three-star prospect, said he is working on getting stronger in his stance and trusting his instincts.
Part of working on the football side of things, Eaton will be playing with Fast Houston this spring and summer, as well as improving with his work on the track.
“Track is going to help me a lot,” Eaton said. “It’s going to help me get faster, so I can break on the ball a little faster and be explosive.”
With all the offers and attention focused on Eaton, this will naturally bring high-profile recruiters on campus.
This excites the junior because he knows he isn’t the only diamond in the rough at Big Mac.
“They can see the other guys we have around here because MacArthur has a lot of guys,” Eaton said. “I’m not the only one. I want my team to get some praise too because this year’s going to be a great season.”
MacArthur is coming off a 1-9 year but does return some key talent, including Eaton for the 2019 season.
As busy as his February was, March will be even more so considering the visits he will be making across the country.
Eaton will visit Oregon, Alabama, Ohio State and Miami (FL) in the month of March and has already taken visits to programs such as Texas and LSU.
“I’m looking for somewhere to feel like home,” Eaton said. “Somebody to make me feel like family from the coaches to the players. A team that I can bond with.”
Of all his offers and visits, the one that has stood out to the 2020 prospect so far has been LSU.
“LSU is the real DBU, plus some of my family lives in Louisiana,” Eaton said. “So, why not go play right at home where everybody can see me.”
When asked what he likes the most about football, Eaton – who’s role model is Jacksonville Jaguar Jalen Ramsey – didn’t say making a play, scoring a touchdown or anything of that sort.
Instead, his answer leaned more towards the relationship part of the game.
“I like the coaches, being around other people, making new friends and just having fun,” Eaton said.
Aldine ISD Top Future Prospects to Watch
Taylor Eaton (2020) – MacArthur WR
Eric Mixon (2020) – MacArthur ILB
Austin Remo (2020) – Nimitz QB
Christian Sims (2020) – Eisenhower QB
Keeymon White (2020) – Aldine Davis DT
Demarcus Barlow (2021) – Aldine Davis RB
Jayvon Davis (2021) – Nimitz RB
Sevan Guidry (2021) – Eisenhower RB