Naz Easter is a senior out of Troup County that is playing some terrific football this season. The 6’1″ 180 lbs. safety has made several explosive plays so far this season that almost made our top 10 plays of the week, and in Week 5 Easter made the list.
The senior was playing a shallow zone in pass coverage where he read the QB’s eyes perfectly and absolutely planted the receiver who originally caught the ball until Mr. Easter’s impact. The colossal hit ejected the football out and to the ground for an incompletion. It was the biggest hit we saw during Week 5, and rightfully earned the third most votes in our top plays of the week.
Easter feels like last week’s hit is a good example of where he has improved the most from last season.
“The area I feel I’ve improved most in is my physicality because without it I feel you can’t really be a good football player and I feel that I’ve taken mine to the next level so now my hits are more explosive,” Easter said.
On the recruiting front, Easter has experienced an up and down process.
“(My) recruitment has been a roller coaster for me so far; there are schools that have hit me up one day but stop the next. The new schools that have stuck with me have been Kent State and Georgia State – they’ve been honest and have shown a lot of love through this process,” he said.
The hard-hitting safety models his game after Kam Chancellor, which is apropos, and cited that his physicality being unmatched while also being a lockdown DB in pass coverage. His senior film definitely looks more physical with Easter tackling through the ball carriers with good leg drive. He had an interception in Week 1 right at the goalline that also illustrates excellent body control and ball skills.
When it comes to visiting colleges, Easter has Georgia State and Kent State scheduled to visit again very soon, and this Saturday, Easter will be in attendance for Georgia Southern’s game against Lousiana.
With it being Easter’s final year of high school football, we thought that it was appropriate on what he enjoys most playing on Friday nights here in Georgia.
“My favorite part about playing Friday nights is being able to take all that I’ve practiced that week and finally being able to put it in motion against the opponents, also, being able to go out with my brothers another Friday and playing for each other,” the senior professed.
Easter plays with passion, watch his film attached at the top of the article and it’s hard to ignore. He has good size, multiple years of varsity experience under his belt playing in the very competitive 4A. Easter’s improvement over the last year is very encouraging and shows the senior’s immense desire to improve.
We think he has D1 upside, showing good upside playing in coverage, and the explosive tackles we are seeing senior year are noteworthy. A lot could happen with his recruitment as the 2022 recruiting cycle whines down, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on Easter and the rest of the recruits across Georgia.