Lake Stevens (WA)
Chad Simmons’s Quick Take: Eason has everything you look for in a drop-back passer; Sees the field, big-time arm, size and smart.
The Scoop: Possibly the top quarterback in the 2016 class (Scout considers him the No. 5 QB), Eason (6-5, 205) visited a slew of schools around the country before committing to Mike Bobo and the Bulldogs this past summer. Eason canceled his pending visits after the commitment.
Eason told scout.com that he picked the Bulldogs, at least in part, because of the family atmosphere in Athens.
“Coach Bobo is just awesome,” Eason said. “He’s the best. He’s a family guy, and he’ll work you hard when you need it. He’s just a great guy. I worked with him at Dawg Night and learned so much from him. Coach Richt is another awesome guy. He’s also a big family guy and really easy to have a personal conversation with. The whole Georgia staff is great.”
Eason said that he would keep up with what's happening at Gorgia now that Bobo has departed, but that he's still committed to Georgia. Eason has pursued other prospects to come play with him at Georgia.
“They gave me a list and said to work on them, so I watched their film and sent them texts,” he said. “We’re trying to get a good class this year and next year.”
Eason lives more than 2,700 miles from his college choice. That distance is thought to be the furthest away that any player who has signed with the Bulldogs has lived from Athens. Eason picked Georgia over virtually every program in the country.