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After playing last year behind current NIU Huskie Jordan Rowell, Immaculate Conception’s 2018 RB/WR Lazerick Eatman is ready step in his senior season. We talked his versatility on the field, schools showing the most interest in him and I also got IC Assistant Coach and ESPN Insider Matt Bowen’s thoughts on Eatman.
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 160 lbs
LPI: What are doing this offseason to get ready for the season and take your game to the next level? Did you play 7on7 this year or were you in any other sports?
LE: Workouts in the morning four days a week with my team is the biggest thing I am doing this offseason. I also work out with a few teammates on weekends. My goal is to be a better football player than I was last year. I did not participate in any 7 on 7 teams this year I ran track instead.
LPI: You currently don’t have any offers, but I think you have what it takes to play at the next level. What skill set do you bring to the table for a college football program?
LE: I can play offense, defense, and special teams. I don’t mind playing anywhere on the field I am willing to do whatever it takes to help my team out. As far as defense I can play both press and off man. I rotate at cornerback and safety and I can also play man in the slot. On offense, I can play either running back or slot receiver. I feel like I have the ability to make plays anywhere on the field. I always look out for my teammates. I am not a selfish player. I’m a leader on and off the field I prefer leading by example. I never shy away from a challenge I always look to play against the top competition. I would say overall I bring a lot of versatility to the table.
LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?
LE: Right now Minnesota State has shown interest in me along with Grand Valley State, Northern Iowa, and Culver Stockton.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits set?
LE: I haven’t made a visit anywhere yet. I plan to visit Minnesota State soon and any other schools that shows interest.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
LE: There is so many players on our team that would be able to compete at the next level. The reason why is because we all play both ways including special teams. Our coaches have made us into every down soldiers so all we know is to compete and give it our all when we’re on the field.
Luke Ricobene – He is one of our Captains. He’s a vocal leader and he also leads by example. He is really versatile on the field. He is a dual threat quarterback and a defensive back with crazy ball skills. He can probably play any skill position the field if he had to. He is willing to do whatever it takes to help our team. He is calm under pressure and that gives the whole team confidence when we’re in tough games. He is the one that can spark the big play we need to boost our confidence or get us out of trouble in close games.
Khalil Saunders – Khalil is another captain on the team he is a starting safety and receiver. Khalil can also play cornerback and quarterback. He can jam you at the line over and over again his strength and competitiveness plays a big role in his game. He never gives up no matter how beat up he is during a game or practice. He gives you his all every time he is on the field and he is a true ball hawk.
Immaculate Conception Assistant Coach and ESPN Insider Matt Bowen on Eatman on and off the field
“Lazerick Eatman has dynamic talent. Just watch him play. Super smooth lateral speed, vision, ball skills and the ability to line up in the slot. He can scoot. An electric player that will fit in today’s college game because of his versatility.
As a coach, I love working with him. He leads by example, competes in every drill and never comes off the field. At IC Catholic, he is a three-way starter — Offense, Defense, Special Teams. How many starting running backs also line up at CB to play press-coverage, return kicks and also run down the field on kickoff coverage to make tackles? Do it all.
We are talking about a special player here that comes to work every single day. And I can’t wait to watch him compete in his senior season”