Over the weekend, Nebraska hosted a number of intriguing offensive line prospects during its junior day event. Offensive line prospect Tre Eaton from Olathe South in Kansas made the trip to Lincoln with his dad to get a sense of what the Big Red has to offer. He came away feeling great about what’s building in Lincoln.
“It was awesome. It was totally first class," he said. "It was my first real junior day visit, and it was just phenomenal.”
With Kansas being one of running backs coach Ryan Held’s recruiting states, Eaton has been in contact with the Huskers' running backs coach. The two had been exchanging DMs on Twitter here and there before Held offered Eaton an opportunity to visit for junior day two weeks ago. Director of Player Personnel Sean Dillion sent an official invite and the schedule worked out.
Once the big man from Kansas made it to Lincoln, he got the full experience of what a college junior day can offer.
“First, starting off the day, we got checked in plus got height and weight," Eaton said. "We went up to the upper level to watch practice before some staff told us we could actually go down to the field. We watched practice and that was awesome. They did some drills working on blocks and built up team camaraderie. That was awesome to watch, their practice looks really fun. We went to lunch and Coach [Scott] Frost introduced everything and told us about the assistants and how they are really good men.
"After lunch we did tours where we drove around on a bus and did a tour of Lincoln. We visited a potential suite dorm room where athletes might stay. It was cool to see what college living looks like. Then we went to the locker room and team meeting room where the offensive coordinator [Troy Walters] talked about scheme for about 15 minutes. We saw the locker room and saw all the Adidas gear. I’m an Adidas guy, so that was just awesome.”
Right now, Eaton doesn’t have any scholarship offers and isn’t talking to very many schools. There is a reason for that as Eaton says he developed late so he didn’t get any good looks until probably two months ago. A friend on the Kansas volleyball team helped him get a tour of the Jayhawks' campus, and he went to Kansas State for a one-on-one with the Wildcats' recruiting coordinator. He’s very appreciative of the looks he is starting to get at the next level. However, he does plan to hit the camp circuit this summer to improve his stock.
“I’m planning on doing summer camps if it works with my high school football schedule," Eaton said. "I don’t want to leave my team high and dry though. My priority right now is to win a state championship. I would definitely come to the offensive line camp [June 16th] for Nebraska. I definitely want to come to that and I think the schedule works out. Cornell, potentially; they sent out an invite and I’d see what they have to offer. Then possibly Minnesota and Kansas State camps as well.”
I had a great time yesterday at Nebraska, thank you for the invite to Lincoln @SeanDillonNU @CoachRHeld! pic.twitter.com/jXfswam7Dv
— Tre Eaton (@TreEaton) April 1, 2018
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.