A California junior college defensive lineman took his official visit to Arkansas State even though he had already committed to the University of Wyoming. Jonesboro appeared to much for the Cowboys to overcome, Tuesday Justyn Eddins switched his commitment from Wyoming to Arkansas State.
College of the Canyons Defensive end Justyn Eddins enjoyed his official visit to Jonesboro, enough to make him switch his commitment to the Red Wolves.
“I’m very excited about an offer from Arkansas State,” Eddins told AStateNation.com earlier. “They are a team that has won back to back 10 win seasons, they are one of the top mid major programs in the country and according to Coach Bedell they are going to be the next type BCS buster team like Boise State.”
Eddins felt at home in Jonesboro.
"It was a great visit," Eddins said. "Arkansas State is a better fit for me."
Eddins, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end, will have three years to play two seasons at the school of his choice. He currently holds offers from New Mexico State, Wyoming, Northern Colorado and Sacramento State along with his newest offer from Arkansas State.
“I’m looking for a program with great coaches and that are winning ballgames,” Eddins said. “Arkansas State presents me with that option. They are telling me that they are needing some defensive ends to come in and play right away.”
Eddins is also impressed with the fact that Bryan Harsin, former Texas OC and Boise State offensive coordinator is the new coach at ASU.
“I hear that he is bringing a lot of coaches with Boise ties to Jonesboro,” Eddins said. “It’s his goal and his coaches to be a yearly Top 25 program and the type program that can make a BCS type game.”
Eddins played his high school football for Mike Herrington in Hart California and made it clear that distance will not be an issue in his decision.
“No distance isn’t a factor for me,” Eddins said. “I want to find a winning program that has good academics. I want to play for a great coaching staff. I love a family type community.”
“It was a good visit,” Eddins said. “They are a rising program that has some potential to get better.”