Five months ago, Jacob Eason was viewed as the cornerstone of the Georgia offense. Now, he appears to be on his way out of Athens.
The Georgia sophomore quarterback is expected to transfer back to his home state to play for Washington, as reported by Adam Jude of the Seattle Times.
Eason is originally from Lake Stevens (Wash.) High, where he was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year.
He would have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Huskies, who reached the College Football Playoff in the 2016 season.
Eason, among the top prospects in the nation when he signed with Georgia in 2016, spent most of the season on the sidelines after injuring his knee in the season opener against Appalachian State. Freshman Jake Fromm took Eason’s place in the lineup and performed so effectively that Eason didn’t win his job back.
As a freshman, Eason showed promise with the Bulldogs, though he was erratic at times. He completed 204 of his 370 passes for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. This year, he completed 4 of 7 passes for 28 yards in his injury-shortened campaign.
Although the thought of losing Eason would have seemed devastating to Bulldogs fans a year ago, the emergence of Fromm is likely to greatly reduce the worry level in Athens. Fromm, from Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County, completed 181 of 291 passes for 2,615 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions, winning the SEC title and coming one overtime period away from becoming the first true freshman to lead his team to a national championship since Oklahoma’s Jamelle Holieway in 1985.
Georgia is also adding five-star quarterback Justin Fields of Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison, who signed with the Bulldogs during the early signing period and has already enrolled at the school.
With Fromm and Fields on board, the Bulldogs’ quarterback position appears to be in safe hands.
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