Jacob Eason’s Coach Discusses QB’s College Decision, Who He’ll Choose

    Jacob Eason's coach discusses the top quarterback's college decision and who he thinks he'll choose between Florida and Georgia.

    December 10, 2015

    Will Jacob Eason choose Florida or Georgia? His high school coach seems confident he knows who it will be.


    If you follow college football recruiting, you’re likely familiar with Jacob Eason by now. The Lake Stevens, Washington prospect is one of the most highly-coveted recruits in the nation this year. He’s ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback and No. 2 overall player, just behind defensive tackle Rashan Gary.

    Eason has been committed to the Georgia Bulldogs since July 19, 2014, and remains so. However, the firing of Mark Richt has prompted him to consider other options, one of those being the rival Florida Gators.

    But while Eason really enjoyed his visit to Gainesville prior to the SEC title game, his high school coach, Tom Tri, feels like it’s still the Bulldogs’ race to lose.

    “Jacob was under the assumption that if things go well with Coach Smart and he kinda gets an idea of who the new offensive coordinator might be that he’s committed to Georgia still,” Tri said in an interview with DawgNation. “Florida is a backup plan or an alternative plan. He’s just trying to keep his backup plan open.”

    “It has still been Bulldog No. 1. So until I hear differently that’s what I am going to tell you. He’s still committed but still trying to keep his options open in case there’s something that happens which doesn’t work well for him.”

    Tri’s words are music to the ears of UGA fans everywhere. Eason is considered by many to be a program-changing talent, and could potentially set the Bulldogs up for years of success.

    Considering he’s remained committed to Georgia throughout the coaching change process, it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see him stick with the Dawgs.

    “I really do not see that changing,” Tri reiterated regarding Eason’s commitment to Georgia.

    MORE: Jacob Eason Sets Decision Timeline

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