Eason Enjoys Huskies' First Practice

While some may have been surprised to see 2016 Lake Stevens (Wa.) QB Jacob Eason, a commitment to Georgia, at Washington's first practice on Monday, the talented signal-caller told Dawgman.com that they shouldn't be...

"I just love football and I like being around it so I wanted to get down and see their practice," Eason told Dawgman.com. "I'm still solid in my commitment to Georgia, but I like Washington and I wanted to see the practice since it's getting ready to get started for me and my team too.

"I was just down there with some friends. We were having fun, watching practice and what drills they go through.

"I also talked to coach (Chris) Petersen and coach (Jonathan) Smith and they both said they respected that I was committed to Georgia, but that they weren't giving up and they were still going to recruit me.

"I'm really happy about my decision to commit to Georgia, but it's also a long time (18 months) before I can sign with a school, so I'm not going to say I won't at least look at other schools and Washington is right here, it's so close and a school I've grown up watching and I like them a lot, so I'll just keep my eyes open a little and that's about it."

As a sophomore this past season, Eason completed nearly 60% of his passes for 2,941 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions while leading his team to a 6-4 record.

With his size (6'5", 210) and cannon arm, Eason drew interest from schools across the country, hauling in offers from the likes of Florida State, Notre Dame (his father's alma mater), Alabama, Florida, Miami, Tennessee and Oklahoma State among others, but Washington took their time and evaluated him, not offering until he threw for the coaches during the Rising Stars camp at the end of June.

Shortly thereafter, Eason took a visit to the south to camp at Florida State and Georgia and while he was in Athens, he decided to commit to the Bulldogs.

"I had a great time down there and I just loved the program and the staff," Eason said. "Like I said, I'm really happy and solid with my commitment to them, but I'm also going to keep my options open."

Eason and his team report to camp on August 20th and begin their season with a game against Meadowdale (Lynnwood, Wa.) on September 5th.

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