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Four-star cornerback Joshua Eaton at the Fast 7v7 Members Only event. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with cornerback Joshua Eaton

Posted September 4th, 2019


Joshua Eaton joined Texas’ 2020 recruiting class in August. He was the third cornerback pledge of the cycle for Tom Herman and the Texas staff. Eaton is a 6-2, 175-pound four-star recruit from Aldine MacArthur who held 31 offers and was a first-team all-district selection as a junior. Texas’ recruiting class consists of 18 players and ranks sixth in the nation.

Aldine MacArthur cornerback Joshua Eaton at the Under Armour camp in Houston. (Mike Craven)

At what age did you fall in love with football?

I fell in love with it at the age of six because scoring touchdowns and hearing people scream your name was very exciting.

What made Texas your pick? 

From day one, I wanted to go to Texas. That was one place that always felt like home, and after I did a couple of more visits, I realized there was no other place like home, which was Texas.


What is the most difficult part of the recruiting process? 

The hardest part is picking a school and making the right decision with a lot of people talking to you and getting in your head through the process.

What’s your future role at Texas?

My future role at Texas will be major at the cornerback position, making plays on the defensive side of the ball and helping my team win a national championship.

What excites you the most about college? 

College football. It’s just a different energy playing in front of thousands of people doing what you love and having fun while doing it. The atmosphere and energy is way different from high school.

What is the hardest part of the recruiting process? 

You can focus too much on it and get your priorities mixed up.

What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?


What artist would you most like to see live?

Rylo Rodriguez.

Favorite movie?

“Menace II Society.”

Favorite athlete of all time?

Jalen Ramsey.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?

Track and field.

Texas' 2020 recruiting class

A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4