BYU made a national splash last week landing four-star quarterback Jake Heaps, former Texas commitment Ross Apo and four-star linebacker Zac Stout. The hot streak continued Wednesday morning, as the Cougars landed cornerback Corby Eason out of Orchard Park (N.Y.) Erie C.C.
"I just got off the phone with coach Bronco (Mendenhall) about five minutes ago," Eason told Rivals.com. "He was real excited and happy when I told him I wanted to be a Cougar. He said it made his day."
The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder visited Provo last Wednesday and Thursday.
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"As soon as I got off the plane I saw the beautiful mountain site," the defensive back said. "They have some great scenery there in the great state of Utah. The community is filled with happy people."
"Everyone was smiling," he added. "Everyone was so friendly too. It was a great experience."
The explosive cover corner played his high school ball at Columbus (Ga.) Carver before playing one year at the community college in upstate New York. There he started all 10 games and intercepted two passes and had 15 pass breakups.
Eason also blocked a field goal and returned it 54 yards for a score.
The talented athlete has a unique blend of speed and strength.
"I run a 4.29-second 40-yard dash," the 2010 recruit stated. "I can also bench press 300 pounds and squat 535 pounds. I had a 3.9 GPA at Erie this past year, too."
Marshall, Akron, Bowling Green and Memphis also offered. Oregon State, Arizona, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and UCLA showed interest.
The cornerback picked BYU over runner-up Marshall.
"My defensive backs coach at Erie, Ted McDuffie, and the cornerback that played the opposite side of the field as me, Andre Kates, are two people that brought the best out of me and raised my game," the Peach State native pointed out. "BYU is a great fit for me because I enjoy the community there. I had a great time with the players and coaches there when I visited and they have everything I need."