Brody Eaton immediately realized where he wanted to play college football early in his Army visit Saturday.
The gameday atmosphere and interaction with Army coaches had Eaton making up his mind before he left West Point.
Eaton, a Conestoga (Pa.) tight end, stepped into Jeff Monken’s office. Army’s coach expressed interest in Eaton as a player and person.
“I made it clear that there is no other coach I’d rather play for,” said Eaton, who gave Monken his verbal commitment on the spot. “I knew as soon as I stepped in the stadium that Army was home. No other schools that I have visited have compared. The coaches made my visit special and helped me with the process.”
Eaton said he’s wanted to play football at Army since he was seven years old. The opportunity to play high-level football and receive an elite education increased Eaton’s interest as he entered high school. Eaton visited Ivy League and Patriot League schools.
“Army has always been my first choice,” Eaton said.
Army first expressed interest in Eaton in October. Eaton announced an offer from Army on Nov. 8. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Eaton brings versatility to the Black Knights’ 2023 class. He has played tight end, wide receiver, defensive end and linebacker.
“I can play all over the field,” Eaton said. “I feel I can contribute a lot because I am a very aggressive blocker. That seems to fit their play style.”