Richt Visits with Jacob Eason

Mark Richt and Brian Schottenheimer spent time with perhaps the most important recruit of this cycle - 5-star QB Jacob Eason.

ATHENS - 2016 quarterback commitment Jacob Eason’s trip to the state continued Tuesday in Athens. He spent time early in practice standing near the quarterbacks, accompanied by director of recruiting Todd Hartley.

Eason, from Lake Stevens, Wash. was one of a noticeable contingent of recruits watching practice Tuesday.

“There’s spring break going on so that frees up guys to come,” Richt said. “The other thing is what was a typical junior day, targeting everybody for that day, there’s some value in that and we still do that, but we’ve really changed our philosophy a little bit to say, 'Just target the guys we like the most,' and say 'You come when it fits your schedule, we’ll make it work.'”

Richt said he thinks there were more players on campus that Georgia offered scholarships to the Saturday before a recent junior day.

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Calling the 2 p.m. scrimmage will be Dave Neal, former Georgia and NFL offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb and former Georgia volleyball and basketball player Maria Taylor.

G-Day will also be part of “whiparound coverage” on the SEC Network Alternate channel. The four hour window starts at noon and includes live look ins from spring games also at South Carolina, Ole Miss and Florida’s final spring practice.

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Richt said Lamont Gaillard, the defensive lineman now working at offensive guard, “would probably be one of the better athletes we would have on our offensive line,” but is still learning what to do at the position.

Wide receiver Charlie Hegedus (hamstring) returned to practice but Richt indicated he didn’t finish the practice as precautionary. Shakenneth Williams (hamstring) remains out.

Former Georgia receiver Michael Bennett was running and cutting on an upper field under the direction of director of sports medicine Ron Courson. Bennett ran along with current Georgia players who are sidelined with injuries.

Fans are encouraged to bring canned good for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia at G-Day. Donations will be taken at Gates 2, 4, 6 and 9.

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