Jacob Eason would make Huskies Pac-12 favorites

Posted January 13, 2018

Sophomore Jacob Eason, who was Georgia's starting quarterback when the 2017 season began, is expected to transfer to Washington, the Seattle Times reported Tuesday.

This is how the 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year commented on his future following the Georgia Bulldogs' loss to Alabama in the College Football National Championship Game on Monday night.

As a freshman, Eason threw for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions, completing 55.1 percent of his passes. Browning would hold on to his job, obviously, in 2018 and then give way to Eason the next season and he would then have two years of eligibility. An SEC title and a spot in the College Football Playoff later, Fromm looks entrenched as the Bulldogs' starting quarterback for at least the next couple years.

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Eason did not address where he would play next in the tweet he sent out Friday afternoon.

Leaving University of Georgia would make a lot of sense for Eason. The Georgia Bulldogs also signed the No. 1 high school recruit in the country, according to ESPN Top 300 Justin Fields.

A former five-star recruit, Eason had considered the Huskies during his initial recruitment out of Lake Stevens. The Huskies brought in not one but two four-star quarterbacks in their 2018 recruiting class in Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff. Eason attended nearby Lake Stevens High School.

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The Huskies also have two other young quarterbacks, Jake Haener and Daniel Bridge-Gadd, now on the roster, and they have four-star QB Dylan Morris out of Graham-Kapowsin High committed in their 2019 recruiting class.

But when he sprained his knee against Appalachian State, Fromm did such a good job replacing him that by the time Eason was cleared to return after missing three full games, Fromm remained the starter.

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