By John Davis, Oxford Citizen
Oxford and Ole Miss made a great first impression on Greg Eisworth II over the weekend. The three-star safety prospect from Grand Prairie, Texas decided Ole Miss fit him the best. He made his decision after an extensive tour Saturday while attending the annual Grove Bowl.
After talking things over with his parents, Eisworth informed the coaching staff that he was a Rebel. That was just after midnight on Sunday morning. It was the first time Eisworth had been to campus and Oxford, but everything felt right. He added the people he met, and the players he got to know, were all friendly.
“It’s awesome. My dad grew up in Arkansas, and I’ve been living here ever since I was 4 in Dallas, Texas and my dad is real down to earth, a lot like the people in Mississippi,” Eisworth said. “I’m not the type of guy who needs fancy this, fancy that. In a small town like that, where everyone is down to earth and happy, that’s where I feel most comfortable at.”
Eisworth (6-foot, 178 pounds) is primarily a quarterback at his high school, South Grand Prairie. He also plays some safety, the position he will be at Ole Miss. Jason Jones is Eisworth’s primary recruiter. He picked the Rebels over Baylor and Oklahoma, the first school to offer him a scholarship.
During his visit to Ole Miss this past weekend, Eisworth said that there times where he just sat in the office with the coaching staff and bonded. And the players, Eisworth said, were all very engaging.
“Usually when you go on a trip like this the players don’t really pay attention to you but they were all coming up and saying ‘Hey man, welcome.’ They’re raised well, and I can tell a big reason why they’re acting like that is the coaching staff has raised them like that,” Eisworth said. “It’s just something I can recognize and I respect a lot. It’s my kind of people, it’s how I was raised.”
For more on Eisworth, see the print edition of the Citizen on Thursday.