Jacob Eason is the No. 1 quarterback in the 2016 college football recruiting class and the Georgia Bulldogs were expecting him to be their long-term option at quarterback. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore after the school and head coach Mark Richt mutually decided to part ways.
According to reports, Eason is considering following Richt from Georgia to play for the Miami Hurricanes.
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Adding a piece like Eason would be huge for Miami moving into the future. Richt is going to have Brad Kaaya to work with throughout his first and possibly second seasons with the Hurricanes, but Eason is going to become a star if he develops like many are expecting him to.
During his senior season at Lake Stevens High School, Eason completed 69.5 percent of his passes for 3,585 yards, 43 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
Standing in at 6-foot-5, Eason also has more physical talent than most quarterbacks do at this stage of their career. Richt has previously suggested that he stay at Georgia, but that might not be the case anymore now that he has a new deal locked up.
Eason and many other prospects across the nation want to play for a coach and man like Richt. He truly cares about his players and is a better person off-the-field than he is a coach on it. Will that be enough to convince Eason to flip his commitment to The U?
Only time will tell.
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