T.C. Williams RB Anthony Eaton (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruitNoVA)
recruit804 Fab 30 athlete #21 is T.C. Williams’ Anthony Eaton
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around Northern Virginia. Continuing our countdown at number 21 is T.C. Williams running back Anthony Eaton.
#21 Anthony Eaton (2020 RB 6-0 190) – T.C. Williams High School
It is unlikely that Anthony Eaton will perform better at the beginning of this season, but even coming close should strike fear into the hearts of Titan opponents.
Last season, in the opening game, against Osbourn Park, Eaton sliced and diced his way through the Yellow Jacket defense for 233 total yards and a team-record tying six touchdowns as the
Titans trounced their Prince William opponent 65-32. The speedy back, along with teammate and friendly rival Robert Longerbeam were the top two cogs on a Titan offense that found the end zone with regularity. Eaton averaged over 90 yards rushing per game and an eye-popping 21 yards per catch, showing his propensity as a receiver out of the backfield.
However, T.C., under coach Jimmy Longerbeam stumbled to a 4-6 record, and it’s a sticking point for Eaton, who nevertheless professes hope for the 2019 campaign.
“We’re looking good on both sides of the ball, said Eaton, who has drawn interest from a host of schools, including VMI, Buffalo, Georgetown, Holy Cross, and most recently, Old Dominion and Massachusetts.
In Eaton, college teams are going to see a fast and deceptive back. He has also lent his talents to the T.C. track team, running on a sturdy 4×100 relay team with Longerbeam, Ibrahim Bangura, and Daniel Fox to run a 41.89 at the Legard Relays. His specialty event is the 400, where he has posted a time of 50.46. At March’s Sparta Showcase, he clocked a 4.45 in the 40 yards.
The Titans open the 2019 season on August 30 at Herndon High.
– Jim McGrath