Hugh Freeze is a man on a mission after adding three-star safety Greg Eisworth late Saturday night to an already star-studded 2016 class. Eisworth gave his pledge to Ole Miss on Twitter after taking his visit this weekend with his mother and girlfriend to take in the Grove Bowl.
The 5'11, 178-pounder plays quarterback and safety at South Grand Prairie High School and put up some impressive numbers for a guy that most labeled "just an athlete". Texas' District 8-6A Offensive MVP threw for 1,931 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior last season. Eisworth also put his 4.48 speed on display many times as he ran for 1,110 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Texan's athleticism was also on display at Nike's The Opening Dallas camp, clocking an impressive 4.2 in the 20-yard shuttle and a 33.6-inch vertical jump. That performance, paired with his play in Texas' highest classification, earned him offers from Oklahoma, Baylor, SMU, Air Force, Kansas and Iowa. Jason Jones did a heckuva job going to the Lone Star state and securing a commitment from the No. 46th ranked safety in the country.
How does he fit in?
David Johnson of 247sports says that the Rebels like his athleticism and look for him to contribute on offense as a receiver or on defense as a safety. To me, he looks like a guy that can be another Mike Hilton-type defender, a guy that can use his physical skills to level the playing field against larger receivers. Eisworth high-points the ball well in the air on defense and, like Hilton, is not afraid of contact. As a receiver, he could definitely cause fits for linebackers over the middle and could be Shea Patterson's best friend on third down when trying to move the sticks for the Rebels in the future.