Jacob Eason Recruiting Update: Kirby Smart Makes His Move

    Jacob Eason recruiting update. The race to land the top quarterback prospect is heating up, and Kirby Smart is starting to make his move.

    December 7, 2015

    The race to land Jacob Eason is heating up. Here’s the latest recruiting update on one of the nation’s top prospects.

    Jacob Eason is one of the nation’s most sought after recruits, and there’s a few reasons why.

    The five-star quarterback from Lake Stevens, Wash. has the potential to be program changing. Sure, his arm is strong, and his accuracy is sniper-esque, but it’s Eason’s footwork that highlights how special he is.

    He moves very fluidly in and out of the pocket. It’s an attribute that affects the development of many young quarterbacks, and Eason seems to be ahead of the curve. That’s why the Georgia Bulldogs have to be worried about losing his commitment.

    Eason has been verbally committed to Georgia since July 19, 2014, but the pro-style quarterback made that commitment when Mark Richt was still the head coach of the Bulldogs. Now, Richt has returned to his alma mater, Miami, and Georgia has found their new man: Kirby Smart.

    Smart was introduced as the new head football coach Monday morning, and what was the first item on his agenda following that press conference? He was expected to hop a plane to visit Eason for an in-home visit. He’s also already reached out to him over the phone.

    Eason, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 pro-style and No. 2 overall player by 247Sports, took an official visit to the Florida Gators last week, and he seemed to really enjoy himself. The Gators have made their first appearance in 247Sports’ crystal ball predicdtions for Eason’s commitment. And it was reported last week that Eason may be planning a flip to Florida.

    But with Richt in Miami, some believe Eason will take a harder look at the Hurricanes.

    The only problem with that is Eason would have a much better shot at seeing some early playing time in Gainesville, Fla. with Treon Harris’ troubles as Florida’s starting quarterback. He’d also have a better shot at playing early in Georgia, too. Miami has Brad Kaaya going into his junior season, and it’s unlikely Eason would take the job away from him.

    While the Gators appear to have the momentum right now, with two months to go until National Signing Day, anything can happen. Smart has more than enough time to convince the golden-armed recruit that Athens, Ga. should remain his next home.

    MORE: What Kirby Smart Said About Being Hired As Georgia’s Head Coach


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