AUBURN, Ala. – Head coach Butch Thompson and Auburn baseball continue to announce members of the program’s 2018 signing class with the addition of infielder Jarrett Eaton Monday afternoon.
The next member of the Tigers’ class will be announced Wednesday.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) November 20, 2017
Plays at St. Paul’s Episcopal (Ala.) for coach Andy Robbins … rated the No. 2 second baseman and No. 24 overall player in Alabama by Perfect Game … hit .409 with two home runs and 12 RBI as a sophomore … followed it with a .378 average and 11 RBI as a junior … has scored 105 runs and stolen 67 bases in his high school career … named 2017 Honorable Mention All-State and Underclass High Honorable Mention by Perfect Game … also a four-year letter winner and two-time state champion on St. Paul’s football team… named 2016 Honorable Mention All-State and First Team All-Region as a wide receiver … son of Johnnie and Barbara Eaton … has two siblings, Johnnie (24) and Jennifer (21).
Q&A with AuburnTigers.com
AuburnTigers.com: Why Auburn? What makes it special?
Jarrett Eaton: It has always been a goal and dream of mine to play at Auburn. It doesn’t get much better than having the opportunity to play baseball in the SEC in your home state at a school that you love. I grew up watching Auburn play and told myself that I would play there one day. I love the atmosphere. Everyone that I have talked with throughout the recruiting process has made me feel at home.
AT: What is your favorite thing about baseball?
JE: I love the grind and competing every day. Working hard to reach a common goal with my teammates is pretty special to me. Baseball tests mental toughness. The friendships you make playing baseball are something you will never forget.
AT: What can you say about the Auburn coaching staff?
JE: Coach Thompson and his staff make Auburn feel like home. They want you to succeed on and off the field. I’m looking forward to playing for and establishing a relationship with each one of them.