RECRUITING: MVP Lineman Signs With Weber State
Updated: Feb 16, 2021
(Photo courtesy of Jake Eichorn)
NAME: Jake Eichorn
HIGH SCHOOL: Beaver High School
POSITION: Offensive Tackle
TOP SCHOOLS: Committed to Weber State (Other interested schools: SUU, Utah State)
Since 2017, Beaver High School has used an impeccable running game to annihilate their competition and rack up a 44-6 record. In 2020 alone, they compiled an astounding 4,500 yards on the ground en route to their second consecutive state championship. One of the primary reasons they had so much success: 2A MVP, Jake Eichorn.
That’s right – Eichorn was named MVP of the classification as an offensive tackle, but when you see how he plays the game and how dominant the 6’7”, 265-pound lineman can be, it all makes sense.
Eichorn, who committed to Weber State on December 9th and signed his letter of intent with the Wildcats on December 16, plowed through opponents as the Bobcats’ Wing-T offense ran rampant through the state of Utah.
”I pride myself on burying people,” Eichorn told Weber State Weekly in a phone call earlier this week. “If the guy across from me looks bigger than me and I’m in a matchup I shouldn’t win, I’m going to put my nose in his chin and bury him best I can. I like smashmouth football.”
During his time at BHS, Eichorn, a high school football, basketball and baseball star, was known for using his athleticism and speed to pull and impact block for his teammates, all of which are attributes that Weber State’s coaching staff love in the MVP. With the success that Weber State has had running the ball during Jay Hill’s tenure, the schematic relationship between Eichorn and offensive line coach Brent Myers seems like one that was made in football heaven, and one that had an impact on where he would continue his football and academic pursuits.
“I got on a call with Coach Myers and we sat on the phone talking football for 45 minutes, at least. At that point I knew that they want me there.”
Eichorn continued to rave about Weber State’s coaching staff to us, saying, “(They’re) so personable, talking to them weekly or daily, asking how things are going, talking about the process. You feel part of it. They did an awesome job; I’m very, very happy about my decision.”
The decision that Eichorn speaks of included choosing between Weber State, Utah State and Southern Utah University, among others. Credit for being the first to reach out to Eichorn would go to the Aggies, but the coaching instability in Logan proved to make a major difference for the big lineman.
As for what Wildcat fans can expect to see from Eichorn, he told us they’ll see ”a guy that’s going to give it what he’s got every day.” He would go on to say, “Even if I don’t win the matchup, I’m gonna do my best to try.”
As a man who prides himself in his physicality as a football player, Eichorn continued, “I like seeing my matchup in the dirt. That’s the attitude I’ll bring up there.”
Outside of football, Eichorn – a future psychology major – enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing other sports. When the weather is warm, they’ll play seven-on-seven football or spike ball. Being involved with baseball and basketball, as well, athletics are a year-round thing for him, and they’re his primary hobby.
Eichorn anticipates attending classes and being involved with football at Weber State in the fall of 2021.