Tuesday, December 8, 2015
What if Jacob Eason Doesn't Choose Georgia?
High school football players de-commit often. Georgia just had that to happen this week. Kids flip their commitments from one school to another. That happened for, as well as against, UGA last February. Jacob Eason is the Washington state quarterback who has been verbally committed to the Dawgs for more than a year. He has also sent in his non-binding financial aid papers. Eason has helped to recruit other players for his 2016 class. He hung with Georgia even after Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo left for Colorado State. His plans were to early enroll at Georgia in January. He has been counting on being a Bulldog as much as the Bulldogs have been counting on him. But his college world got turned upside down on him when Georgia fired Head Coach Mark Richt. He took an official visit to Florida last week, and now says his choice is between the Gators and the Bulldogs. Once a solid lock, Georgia now finds itself in a battle with an arch rival. Meaning no disrespect to the Bulldogs' two quarterbacks on campus now, but the Dawgs do not have a quarterback to lead them in 2016. That was proven this year. Even though none of us know just how good Jacob Eason will actually be on the college level, he is an extremely talented quarterback who gives UGA another option and new hope. He is also the only quarterback we have committed for the 2016 class. By now I'm sure you see how important it is for newly appointed Coach Kirby Smart to win his first big recruiting war at Georgia. The position is that big; the numbers are that alarming; the stakes are that high, and who knows what Plan B actually would be?