"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.
Jacob Eason Scout Profile
Eason Enjoys Huskies' First Practice
Dawgman.com Top Stories
Recruiting Blog - 9/26Things are humming along on the recruiting front and with just four spots left in the 2017 class, we update where things stand with Washington's top targets and which ones could be…
Dawgman.comYesterday at 3:37 PM
Petersen: UW Will Be Ready On Short NoticeChris Petersen isn't thrilled about a short week after a Saturday night game, but that doesn't mean the Washington Head Coach didn't see it coming. Petersen confirmed Monday that…
Dawgman.comYesterday at 12:30 PM
It’s Playoff Time: UW Survives and AdvancesIt’s not even October, but like baseball Washington Football fans are already looking ahead to what the NCAA Playoffs could potentially hold. Playoffs? Playoffs? Are you insane?
Dawgman.comSunday at 10:36 AM
DawgmanRadio - ArizonaThe guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds and Chris Fetters - talk at length after Washington's 35-28 overtime win at Arizona. What went right? What went wrong? What did the Huskies…
Dawgman.comSunday at 1:27 AM
Coleman Shines As UW Continues To Build SkillWashington running back Lavon Coleman ran for 181 yards Saturday night, a career-high, as the Huskies outlasted Arizona 35-28 in overtime. As good as Coleman's night was, he heaped…
Dawgman.comSunday at 12:11 AM