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Pascagoula's Eaton to announce college choice Wednesday

Pascagoula receiver Matthew Eaton will announce Wednesday where he plans to attend college, and he has his options down to a group of three.

Eaton will choose among Temple, Appalachian State and Arkansas State with Temple and Appalachian State the leaders in the group.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Eaton made a trip to Temple in Philadelphia over the weekend and came away excited about the experience.

“I've been doing a lot of research and thinking and praying about it,” Eaton said. “That visit (to Temple) really changed my whole outlook on recruiting and schools.”

Eaton has a sister who lives in Philadelphia and he said Monday that enjoyed the big city environment.

Eaton has received nine Division I scholarship offers, also including Navy, Louisiana-Monroe and Miami-Ohio.