Jacob Eason, Florida Gators Talk: Possible Decommitment From Georgia ‘Ridiculous’

    Jacob Eason followed Florida Gators OC Doug Nussmeier on Twitter recently, but the talk of a possible decommitment from Georgia is "ridiculous."

    November 3, 2015


    The Florida Gators are in the market for a quarterback. Although, Jim McElwain is always in the market for a quarterback.

    McElwain already secured a verbal commitment from three-star quarterback Kyle Trask, from Manvel, Texas, but that likely won’t stop him from going after bigger fish this recruiting cycle. 

    With the latest rumblings in Athens regarding Georgia head coach Mark Richt’s job security, one of the elite recruit’s names now being tossed around is Jacob Eason – a Georgia commit and the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the country for 2016.

    Bleacher Report reported the “flirtation” between Eason and the Gators could escalate after the prep star followed UF offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier on Twitter this past week. However, there might not be any fire to that smoke.

    The idea of Eason not honoring his commitment to the Bulldogs is “ridiculous,” says Chris Kirschner of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    “[Eason] is a guy that committed to UGA over a year ago. He had his chance to leave after former Bulldogs offensive coordinator Mike Bobo left, but he chose to stay,” Kirschner told Campus Insiders.

    With UGA’s 5-3 record and embarrassing 27-3 loss to Florida on Saturday, the talk of Georgia moving on from Richt has grown as hot as ever. But Kirschner said that Eason isn’t reading into that.

    “Eason is an early enrollee. He starts college in two months. He hasn’t visited any other schools not named Georgia,” Kirschner said. “He has no official visits planned. He has been Georgia’s biggest recruiter, even though he lives over 3,000 miles away from the campus.”

    Eason told Kirschner there wasn’t “anything that would make him de-commit.”

    “I don’t think he’s going anywhere,” Kirschner stated.

    The Gators have made offers to seven other quarterbacks in the class of 2016 — including four-star prospect Dwayne Haskins, whom has been a priority for Florida for quite some time.

    Rest easy, Georgia, it looks like your future quarterback isn’t going anywhere.

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