His mom Nancy and his dad Liston were in the stands cheering him on, but the Eddins' also had visitors sitting with them. Homewood High offensive line prospect David Ross and his father drove down for Thursday night's game to check out the youngest of the Eddins boys in action.
Bart got his senior season rolling in solid fashion as he was very strong inside at tackle against the run, showed some good speed off the end rushing the passer and racked up somewhere around 10 tackles while also forcing a fumble.
Bart Eddins (center) jokes with David Ross (right) and fellow AU commitment Benjamin Tate (left) during one of the Tigers' preseason practice sessions.
Ross, who has been building a friendship with Eddins since the two played together in the Alabama Junior All Star game in Troy last December, said he just wanted to come down to see his friend play a little football and also check out a different kind of football atmosphere.
Ross explained that there would likely be around 8,000 fans in the stands for his team's Friday night opener against Shades Valley and added he really enjoyed the different kind of environment for a game at a much smaller, private school.
Ross and his Homewood teammates, including wide receiver prospect Tim Hawthorne and quarterback and Auburn baseball commitment Austin Hubbard, will start the defense of their 2004 6A State Championship on Friday at 7 p.m. against the Mounties, whose team includes running back/athlete prospect Eugene Sowell. Sowell is the younger brother of former Auburn linebacker Mayo Sowell. Alabama offensive line commitment Taylor Pharr also plays for Shades Valley.