Meridian, Miss. running back Cordera Eason has continued to move up the charts this fall. Last year he split time with teammate Derrick Davis in the backfield, but after Davis tore his ACL in the spring it was up to Eason to carry the load alone.
"Defenses have really been keying on me a lot this year," Eason said. "It was great when there were two of us to help each other out, but I know I have to step up and carry the load now. I've done alright this year, but when the defense knows you're getting the ball a certain percentage of the time it can be tough."
So far, through just four games this season, Eason has rushed for 420 yards and four touchdowns. He's averaging 105 yards per game.
"Texas A&M, Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Auburn have all been calling me this month," Eason said. "In no kind of order my top six schools are Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State. Texas is the only one of the bunch that has not offered me yet."
The 6-foot-0, 240-pound Eason attended the NIKE camp in Oxford where he posted a 28-inch vertical jump. It has been reported that Eason ran in the 4.5 range this summer at several camps.
"I haven't set up any official visits yet, but I'm close with Ole Miss," Eason said. "They want me to come up the weekend of December 10, that is when they want to try to have their big weekend. I really don't have a timeframe for a decision. I just want to take visits and see the campuses and get to know the coaches at schools."