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Mark Richt Told 5-Star Quarterback Jacob Eason To Keep Commitment To Georgia

Mark Richt may wind up coaching elsewhere next season, after being fired by Georgia, but he still wants one of the top players in the Bulldogs' recruiting class to make it to Athens. Richt says that he reached out to five-star quarterback Jacob Eason, who signed his financial aid agreement in September and is set to arrive at Georgia in January.

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DawgNation.com reached out to the father of Georgia commit Ben Cleveland, who recently spoke to Eason's father Tony, to get insight from the family.

What does the Eason family think about the Richt news and UGA right now? Derek Cleveland filled in a few blanks.

“He is like us,” Cleveland told DawgNation. “Upset and concerned. But as of right now we are both taking a wait-and-see approach before we do or say anything. Ultimately it is still our son’s decisions to make.”

That’s where they will have to trust in the job they’ve done in raising their sons.

“Both of our boys are smart enough to know that they need to sit tight and see who steps into this role and what changes, if any, that person is going to make before reacting.”

If Eason and Cleveland plan to enroll in January, they don't have much time to reopen the recruiting process. Eason has been committed to Georgia since July 2014, so this has to all be very jarring for him.