The former five-star recruit and Georgia starter is likely on the move.
Coming off a solid true freshman season, Jacob Eason was Georgia’s starter for its season opener. However, a knee injury sidelined Eason and opened the door for Jake Fromm, who led the Bulldogs to the doorstep of the national title. Eason attempted only four more passes all season.
Now, it looks like his time in Athens is coming to an end. According to a report from Adam Jude of the Seattle Times, Eason, a Lake Stevens, Wash. native, will transfer back home to play for the Washington Huskies.
If Eason goes through with the move, he’ll have to sit out the 2018 season according to NCAA regulations and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019.
“Going to sit down with my family and figure that out,” Eason told The Seattle Times’ Stefanie Loh in Atlanta. “Right now, I’m just spending time with this team … and we’ll go from there.”
Asked if he has talked with UW coaches about a possible transfer, he said: “I have not. That’s illegal.”
Eason was the No. 2 quarterback and No. 5 overall player in the 2016 class, a coveted five-star who was looked at as a recruiting coup for Georgia. As a freshman in 2016, Eason passed for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.