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Eaton emerging as national prospect

The three-star prospect said he is working on getting stronger. Via VYPE

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As the page turns on the recruiting class of 2019 with National Signing Days come and gone, college coaches around the country quickly shift their focus to the next.

On the February National Signing Day and the days after, an influx of offers to the Class of 2020 begin to roll out.

MacArthur's Joshua Eaton got caught up in the midst of that. Eaton, in the month of February alone, received 18 offers, according to his Twitter account. He had an official count of 20offers by February 28

"I've been taking everything real slow," Eaton said. "It's a lot of media every day. I just give all the glory to God and thank him for everything he's given me."

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound cornerback is the 35th-rated player at his position in the country, according to 24/7. Eaton is one of two corners from the city of Houston ranked in the Top 50.

Heading into the offseason for football, the three-star prospect, said he is working on getting stronger in his stance and trusting his instincts.

Part of working on the football side of things, Eaton will be playing with Fast Houston this spring and summer, as well as improving with his work on the track.

"Track is going to help me a lot," Eaton said. "It's going to help me get faster, so I can break on the ball a little faster and be explosive."

With all the offers and attention focused on Eaton, this will naturally bring high-profile recruiters on campus.

This excites the junior because he knows he isn't the only diamond in the rough at Big Mac.

"They can see the other guys we have around here because MacArthur has a lot of guys," Eaton said. "I'm not the only one. I want my team to get some praise too because this year's going to be a great season."


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The Texans had five net yards at halftime. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

The Houston Texans played one of their worst games of the season. The Washington Commanders marched their way to a 23-10 victory. Here are 11 observations from the thrashing.

1. The offense was anemic in the first half. There was nothing working at all and it frequently drew boos from the crowd. It was the worst half of offense this team has played in a long time.

2. The Texans had five net yards at halftime. Per TruMedia Sports there have only been 11 instances this century of a team failing to get 10-plus yards in the first half. The Texans were the last team before today when they had negative yards last year in Buffalo against the Bills.

3. The offensive play calling is putrid. Pep Hamilton’s offense, when it is executed, is bad. There is no faith in this team to throw the ball deep, and if the rushing attack gets stuffed it is almost assuredly a punt.

4. Davis Mills threw a bad interception to start the game. Mills shouldn’t be staring down wideouts, much less Brandin Cooks. Terrible job by the future backup quarterback.

5. Kenyon Green has had a bad stretch the past few weeks. This was among his worst games. One play saw Green used to tackle Davis Mills basically as he got blown off the football. Another play saw Green quickly dispatched and his man earn the sack. Kenyon Green hit the rookie wall and then it fell on him.

6. The entire offensive line played poorly on Sunday. Thankfully this hasn’t been an every-week occurrence with the full line playing poor, but it tanked the offense. Lovie Smith said after the game the performance of the offensive line kept anything from being able to happen on offense.

7. Lovie Smith was incredulous when it came to being asked about changes on the team. Smith was adamant the team played the players they believed helped them win. It doesn’t sound like changes on offense are coming.

8. The Texans should consider making a change to the offensive staff. Pep Hamilton has been poor this year. Ben McDaniels is the wide receivers coach & passing game coordinator and the younger brother of Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels. I would see if he can call an offense like his brother.

9. Jalen Pitre must catch interceptions when they hit him in the hands. The game might be totally different if the rookie safety holds on to the early opportunity. He bounced back well from a subpar performance last week.

10. The defense was fine. Nothing amazing from the defense, and the offense put them in some unfavorable spots. The defense doesn’t possess the ability to win the team games nor can it overcome this level of offense, but it was a fine performance from the unit.

11. The fans that attended the game made their presence known. NRG Stadium was maybe sixty percent full and had a good amount of Washington fans. The Texans fans were loud with boos a few times. The Commanders fans were very loud with a “defense” chant late in the game. The rest of the home games should be interesting observations in the fan base's interest in the team. Especially the next home game against the Browns with Deshaun Watson’s debut.

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