There has not been a more publicized recruit coming out-of-state to the Georgia Bulldogs in five-star quarterback Jacob Eason since former five-star passer prospect Matthew Stafford Committed to the G out of Highland Park, Texas in 2006.
Eason, for better or worse, will carry immense expectations as multi-year starter for the Georgia Bulldogs under center. His arm compares favorably to Stafford’s and won Gatorade National Player of the Year before playing in the US Army All-America Bowl and enrolling in class at UGA in January.
While Greyson Lambert went 10-2 as a starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2016, Eason will have to compete with Lambert and former four-star prospect Brice Ramsey for the starting quarterback job in 2016.
Eason will have several opportunities to win the job as a true freshman given all the hype that surrounds the five-star pro-style passer. Even if he doesn’t beat out Lambert in Week 1, head coach Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney would absolutely find ways to play Eason at least a few series in Week 1 down at the Georgia Dome against the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Regardless of if he wins the starting quarterback gig day one, Jacob Eason will play day one for the Georgia Bulldogs in some capacity. His talent is too obvious to keep him on the sidelines all that much in 2016.
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