UGA’s prized recruit QB Jacob Eason is considering another school now that Mark Richt is no longer coach. Eason visited Florida last week and liked what he saw and heard in Gainesville.
Eason hit it off with head coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier when he visited last week, and he likes that they both have ties to his area.
New Georgia head man Kirby Smart is not going to let Eason get away without a fight. He is visiting with Eason this week in Washington and will welcome the hotshot signal caller to Athens this weekend for his official visit.
It is crucial for Smart that Eason maintains his Georgia commitment. Not only does he need Eason’s talents, Richt supporters will light up the internet for months to come if Eason spurns the Dawgs and signs with hated Florida.
The key component for Georgia to maintain Eason’s commitment will be who Smart hires as his offensive coordinator and what type offense they will run. Obviously Smart isn’t going to bring in a guy who runs an option offense. Eason is a drop back passer and is looking to play in a pro style offense.
Our sources are telling us that Eason is still a strong UGA lean. He reached out to Florida just in case something about Kirby Smart didn’t smell right. The Gators are still a long shot at this point in time.
Eason is considered by most recruiting services to be the #1 QB recruit in the country. He threw for 3585 yards and 43 touchdowns this season while leading his Lake Stevens team to a 12-1 record. He will showcase his talents at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio at the Alamo Dome.
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