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Longhorns make top list for talented CB Joshua Eaton

The Longhorns remain heavily in the mix for the Houston standout.

4-star CB Joshua Eaton
SB Nation: Joe Hamilton

Houston Aldine MacArthur cornerback Joshua Eaton saw his recruitment takeoff in a major way at the start of this year, as he racked up a total of 31 offers in a span of six months. Now he’s moving closer to a decision after dropping his second list of top schools of the off-season, cutting his list of 12 programs down to a small group of five.

The Texas Longhorns are still in the mix for the fast-rising prospect, next to Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M.

Eaton including Texas to his top group comes after the Houston-product made a trio of trips to the Forty Acres throughout the spring. The first of which took place for Texas’ Junior Day, which is when the Longhorns offered the the No. 32-ranked cornerback in the country, per the 247Sports Composite. Most recently, Eaton was on campus in April for the Orange-White spring game

If you take a look at Eaton and analyze the type of player he is, you’ll see someone that embodies what Herman and his staff want at that cornerback position. Listed at 6’2, 175 pounds, Eaton is a long, rangy kid with tremendous speed and has receiver-like ball skills. His big-play ability on the defensive side of the ball makes him a high commodity at the moment and could potentially take him to even greater heights as a gridiron standout.

Beyond his remarkable skill set, though, Eaton is most proud of his intangibles.

“I bring leadership, athleticism, and a dog mentality,” said Eaton, who’s currently considered to be the No. 340 prospect nationally and the No. 52 recruit in the state.