“I think his visit went well,” Smart said in a teleconference with beat media on Monday.
Eason has been committed to the Bulldogs since the summer of the 2013 season, but has taken a step back lately in the recruiting process after Mark Richt was terminated following the 2015 season at Georgia.
Smart was hired a week after the season, and has been pursuing Eason hard since - flying cross country to see him at his home north of Seattle.
“In the recruiting world you know every QB. Jacob came by Alabama. Fortunately he’s with us here. He committed to Mike Bobo, who was a great friend of mind. He was hand delivered to me, and we are grateful of that,” Smart said.
Now Smart hopes that he can retain Eason, who will likely make his final college decision this week. Eason made a trip to Florida and Washington last week.