Jacob Eason Reveals Decision Date In Tweet

    Jacob Eason reveals decision date in a tweet on Monday night. Here's the message he sent out regarding his recruitment.

    December 15, 2015

    Landing a commitment from Jacob Eason would be momentous for any team. The five-star quarterback has the kind of potential capable of altering the path of a program.

    He’s a guy wide receivers want to catch passes from and offensive linemen want to keep off the ground. There’s a reason why Eason is the No. 1-ranked pro-style quarterback and No. 2 overall prospect, according to 247Sports.

    Both the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs have given solid efforts in recruiting the Lake Stevens, Wash. quarterback. And it shouldn’t have even been a competition.

    The Bulldogs landed a commitment from Eason in July of 2014. To be fair, Eason never decommitted, but when Georgia parted ways with head coach Mark Richt, a lightbulb went off in Eason’s head.

    He realized how easily things could change and just how real the entire process was, so he entertained the idea of playing somewhere other than Athens, Ga. — specifically Florida.

    Eason took a visit to Gainesville, Fla. and apparently loved it. He got another visit from head coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, and he was thoroughly impressed. The Gators have done everything within their power to induce a flip in this situation, but will it be enough?

    Will Florida’s efforts be enough to trump 18 months of commitment, or to hold of a last-minute surge from new Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and his recently hired offensive coordinator Jim Chaney?

    We’ll find out … Tuesday.

    Eason stated last week that he would be making a decision following his visit to Athens this past weekend, and that’s exactly what’s happening. On Monday night, he tweeted out when he’ll announce his decision.

    Florida already has four-star recruit Feleipe Franks and three-star recruit Kyle Trask committed in the 2016 class, but there’s also a better shot to play early in Gainesville, Fla. Treon Harris has struggled and Will Grier is serving a suspension.

    Choosing a life of orange and blue can be beneficial for Eason, as the program at Florida is trending upwards.

    He could very well succeed in red and black, too, but the competition to play early might be a little thicker. Brice Ramsey and Greyson Lambert are both coming back next season, so the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback job might not be as gift wrapped for Eason.

    Whichever program he chooses and whichever side of the Florida-Georgia border he’ll spend the next several years on, Eason appears to be a special kind of prospect.

    He can shape the future for the SEC East. He can create ripple effects that affect all of college football — depending on which other recruits want to join him. 

    Eason is the type of prospect that could lay the foundation of a title run, and that could mean big things for the program that lands his commitment on Tuesday.


    UPDATE: Jacob Eason reaffirms Georgia commitment on Tuesday.


    MORE: Jacob Eason’s Dad Talks Decision

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