Jacob Eason Decision: Sticks With Georgia Commitment

    Jacob Eason has announced his decision to stick with Georgia commitment. Here's the latest update on the star recruit.

    December 15, 2015

    Jacob Eason announced his decision to stick with his Georgia commitment on Tuesday.

    There might as well have been an ongoing drumroll at Lake Stevens High School for the past week in anticipation of whom five-star quarterback Jacob Eason would choose: the Georgia Bulldogs or the Florida Gators.

    Well, the “Dawgs” just got a new pup.

    Eason, the No. 1-ranked pro-style quarterback and No. 2 overall prospect, according to 247Sports, reaffirmed his commitment to the University of Georgia on Tuesday. Rusty Mansell of 247Sports was on hand to confirm the announcement.

    The decision followed Eason’s last visit to Athens, Ga. this past weekend, during which he seemed to have a pretty good time. It was the first time Eason had visited the Georgia campus with someone other than Mark Richt serving as the head coach.

    Instead, it was Kirby Smart, who replaced Richt after 15 years as the top dog in Athens.

    Richt’s firing is actually what began this whole process. Eason has been committed to Georgia for 18 months, but he decided to open up his recruitment a little when the man who sold him on UGA was let go.

    Florida head coach Jim McElwain and his offensive coordinator, Doug Nussmeier, were waiting with open arms.

    Eason took an official visit to Gainesville, Fla. two weeks ago and seemed to enjoy himself there, too. He got an in-home visit from McElwain — days after getting a visit from Smart.

    The Gators have been in constant communication with Eason, but it wasn’t enough to flip him.

    Eason chose a life of Saturdays in Sanford Stadium instead of in “The Swamp.” And it’s certainly the momentous move Smart was hoping for to start his tenure.

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