Georgia's Jacob Eason to transfer to Washington

Georgia's Jacob Eason to transfer to Washington

Georgia's Jacob Eason to transfer to Washington

Quarterback Jacob Eason announced his departure from the Georgia football team via social media on Friday.

He was replaced by true freshman Jake Fromm, who led the Bulldogs to a berth in the national championship game before losing in overtime to Alabama. His presence certainly wouldn't affect Eason negatively, though, as the latter will be subject to transfer rules that state a player must sit out a full season unless granted a special waiver by the NCAA.

A five-star member of Georgia's recruiting class back in 2016, 247Sports.com had Eason as the second-best pro-style quarterback in the class and the best overall recruit from the state of Washington. He has two years of eligibility remaining. In 2016, as a freshman he took the starting job from Greyson Lambert after stepping in mid-game to beat North Carolina in the season opener.

Eason will likely have to sit out a year if he makes the move to Washington, but he would have been the backup anyway had he been eligible for 2018.

Jacob Eason is a Damn Good Dawg.

Eason went to high school in Lake Stevens, Wash. which is 45 minutes from UW.

He would go to Georgia and in his first season, he guided the Bulldogs to an eight-win campaign.

The two coaches who recruited Eason - Mike Bobo and Mark Richt - are no longer at Georgia. Fromm, who threw for 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions on the season, will enter the 2018 season as Georgia's starter.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning is coming off another stellar season, but didn't play well enough in 2017 to cement himself as an early round NFL Draft pick.

Should Eason choose the Huskies, it would give him a year to learn the team's system while providing UW with flexibility. Eason would have to compete for the starting role since Washington just signed two quarterback recruits Colson Yankoff and Jacob Sirmon.

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