Jacob Eason reaffirms commitment to Georgia Bulldogs


Jacob Eason made it clear on Tuesday morning in Lake Stevens, Washington that he will enroll at the University of Georgia in 27 days. Great get for UGA!

It was a great start to Jacob Eason’s Tuesday morning when he became the 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year. The morning got even better when he reaffirmed his commitment to the G by sticking with the Georgia Bulldogs after somewhat wavering between UGA and Florida after the dismissal of former head coach Mark Richt. Eason will begin classes at the University of Georgia in early January.

Jacob Eason initially committed to Georgia with fellow five-star recruit Ben Cleveland back in July of 2014. Cleveland and Eason had long been staples of the UGA recruiting class of 2016. Though Cleveland’s commitment to Georgia never faded, Eason’s understandably wasn’t as rock solid since he would travel over 3,000 miles from home to play college football in the SEC. Ben Cleveland grew up an hour from Athens.

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It seems as though Jacob Eason believes that play under new Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is the right decision than to go play for arch rival Florida. Smart’s hirings of offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and offensive line coach Sam Pittman had to sweeten the deal of Eason’s firm commitment to Georgia.

Chaney can run any kind of offense (pro-style, spread, ground and pound) and his former quarterbacks include Drew Brees and Kyle Orton. However getting Pittman from Arkansas may stand as the hire Eason may end up liking most. Pittman is changing the game with offensive line coaching while a part of Bret Bielema’s staff at Arkansas. Bielema hated to see Pittman leave and Eason may have a clean pocket if Pittman can develop stud recruits like Cleveland and company up front.

This decision by Jacob Eason does many things for the Georgia Bulldogs fan base. It gives Smart the impression that he can keep an arch rival like Florida from poaching our best prospect. Eason’s commitment solidifies the strong foundation of an already impressive recruiting class. That may mean five-star tight end Isaac Nauta is the next to Commit to the G.

Jacob Eason choosing Georgia also gives new meaning to 2016’s G-Day. Expect Sanford Stadium to have no open seats as this will be the first time many of members of Dawg Nation will get to see Eason throw a football in person.

To me, once I saw the Bailey Hockman de-commitment from Georgia yesterday, I could sense for certain that UGA was going to keep Jacob Eason’s commitment. Hockman may re-commit to UGA later on down the road, but being only a year behind Eason in school may make it hard for playing time, as Eason projects as at least a three-year starter under center for the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Way to go, Jacob! Thanks for reaffirming your commitment to the University of Georgia. Dawg Nation can’t wait to see you tee it up Between the Hedges on Fall Saturdays in the Classic City. Go Dawgs!