Huge Alabama lineman commits to Bulls
USF picked up an oral commitment on national TV on Saturday when Quinterrius Eatmon, a 6-foot-6, 335-pound offensive lineman from Prichard, Ala., said he'll play for the Bulls during the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, broadcast on Versus.
"He's always wanted to live in Florida," said Kerry Stevenson, Eatmon's coach at Vigor High School, not far from Mobile and about 45 minutes west of Pensacola. "He could have been close to home at Southern Miss where his family could see him play all the time, but he's had his heart set on South Florida."
Eatmon, who helped Vigor to a state championship in 2008, had offers from Louisville and Mississippi State, and Stevenson said his first choice probably would have been Auburn. "They'll probably offer him now, but he's firm with USF," he said. Asked what Eatmon's strengths are, Stevenson said he has great feet to go with his size, but also that he is a great leader.
Eatmon is rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com -- Rivals ranks him as the No. 74 offensive tackle in the nation, while Scout has him at No. 79.
Stevenson said USF offered Eatmon this past spring, and said the lineman committed to USF without ever setting foot on campus -- he'll do that with an official visit in early January. We'll have more on USF's latest commitment as soon as we can speak with him ...