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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