How does Richt’s departure affect Jacob Eason’s recruiting?

The biggest news of the day was certainly the news that the Georgia Bulldogs and longtime coach Mark Richt have agreed to part ways.

Now that the Bulldogs will have a new head coach for the first time since 2001, there should be a big question of how it affects the team’s recruiting class for 2016. The Bulldogs have the fourth-ranked recruiting class for next season with the highlight of the class being five-star, top-ranked quarterback Jacob Eason.

Eason is one of the best players in the country and will certainly be a big piece of the Bulldogs next year. However, a big part of his recruiting was Richt being a part of the team.

Eason signed a financial aid agreement just a few weeks ago, meaning he could begin school in Athens as early as January. Following Eason’s signing of the agreement, Richt met with him to have breakfast which is probably a big reason why he has yet to switch a commitment.

With big name schools like Michigan, Notre Dame, and Alabama still on Eason’s recruiting trail, could Richt’s firing be the deciding factor for Eason?

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