A prep source who asked not to be identififed told CF.C Leach was accompanied by former star QB pupil and now WSU assistant coach Graham Harrell and area recruiter Eric Mele to Lake Stevens High on Monday and that the trio met later with Eason for an in-home visit.
Eason (6-5, 217) has long been verbally committed to Georgia but Mark Richt's firing has Eason "in a holding pattern," according to a Seattle Times which quoted Eason's prep coach, Tom Tri.
Scout.com ranks him the No. 2 QB prospect in the nation and five stars.
Eason did not respond to texts from CF.C, the Times' article said he had turned his phone off Sunday after receiving word of Richt's firing.
Eason is expected to graduate from Lake Stevens this month and enroll at a college in January. He has signed financial aid papers with Georgia but those bind only the school, not the prospect.
Eason completed 68 percent of his passes this season, totaling 3,737 yards and 44 TDs. He finished his career with just under 10,000 career passing yards and 102 TDs.
Lake Stevens was eliminated in the 4A state semifinals on Saturday by Skyline, Richt was fired Sunday and he was meeting with Leach on Monday. It's been a busy few days.
If anything were to come of it for WSU, it would mark one of the rare times, if ever, that Leach has taken two scholie quarterbacks in a class.
The Cougs received a verbal pledge from Cody Brewer (6-6, 215) out of Flower Mound, Texas in August. Leach, according to the recruiting services of the day, took two QBs in at least one recruiting class when at Texas Tech but one of those players classified as a QB came into Lubbock as a wideout. He has signed only one QB each class since arriving at Washington State.
Bellevue's Justus Rogers (ATH, 6-2, 210) has signed financial aid papers with WSU and has said he'll get a look at QB in the spring, though it is thought his best position at the Pac-12 level is likely at safety.