Pro-style no problem for Eason at Notre Dame
Notre Dame hosted 2016 four-star quarterback Jacob Eason of Lake Stevens (Wash.) High last week for camp. Despite it being his first visit to campus, Eason was already well-versed on Notre Dame. His father, Tony Eason, played wide receiver at Notre Dame under former head coach Lou Holtz. "I was thinking that it would be really traditional and historical," Eason said. "It definitely was, but it was more modern than I thought. At the same time, nothing that was new took away from their long-standing tradition." Eason arrived on campus last Monday and stayed until Wednesday. "The first night I stayed in a hotel near campus, and the second night I stayed with a right tackle from Pennsylvania (Mike McGlinchey) and a tight end from Texas (Durham Smythe)," Eason said. 'They were really cool and made me feel welcome." "I toured campus, did some passing drills and competed in individual drills," Eason said. "I also got to sit in on a quarterbacks meeting with Coach (Matt) LaFleur and Coach (Brian) Kelly." Eason, a pro-style quarterback, discussed in-depth with Kelly how his style of play would complement Notre Dame's offensive scheme. "In my individual meeting with Coach Kelly, we talked about how I would fit into the offense," Eason said. "We would just have to do a little bit of tweaking and it will all work out. There's not that much to do because Coach Kelly said its not like their quarterbacks are run first guys." As expected, Eason grew up a Notre Dame fan because of his father. "I definitely grew up a Notre Dame fan," Eason said. "But, as I've gotten older, I've realized that I'm not my dad. He doesn't try to push them on me. At the same time, I love Notre Dame and they're definitely in play for me." Any favorites for the 6-foot-5, 210-pound signal-caller? "Not really, I don't have a list yet," Eason said. "I'm not sure when I'll have one." "Coaching staff, players and the overall feeling I get will be the most important things." Eason has plans to visit Georgia and Alabama in July. Along with Notre Dame, he has already visited Stanford and Washington. Eason is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 5 quarterback in the class of 2016.
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