Everybody knows that Jacob Eason, the nation’s No. 1-rated quarterback who is committed to UGA, will be the star attraction at Dawg Night on Saturday.
What’s really interesting is that the 5-star recruit from Lake Stevens, Wash., is hanging around Georgia for four days after the camp – and might be visiting the Atlanta area to spend time with some top UGA targets.
Eason and his father arrived at UGA on late Thursday night.
“After Dawg Night, we’ve left the rest of the trip up in the air,” Jacob’s father, Tony Eason, told the AJC. “We’re going to go to see where it goes. We may visit some guys and see some areas of Georgia. We’re not sure yet. I’m kind of leaving that up for grabs.”
Who are some kids that Eason may visit post-Dawg Night? Eason didn’t know yet, but some logical stops would be to Archer for 5-star receiver Kyle Davis, to Savannah to see Demetris Robertson (nation’s No. 1 athlete) and to do a North Georgia swing of Elberton (athlete Mecole Hardman), Stephens County (offensive lineman Ben Cleveland) and Rabun County (receiver Charlie Woerner).
“We are going to see where it goes on Dawg Night, and we may go visit a couple of dudes,” Tony said. “We’re kind of leaving that open. We’re going to see the country. Hopefully it won’t be stifling hot. But we’ll be all right.”
The elder Eason has toyed around with the idea of relocating to Georgia after Jacob is “established” in college on his own in order to attend UGA games more easily. But there won’t be any house-hunting on this trip. That is years away.
“My wife is not coming,” he said. “We’re just scouting the area out. We haven’t been there that much. We’re just trying to get the lay of the land. We’re going to check out Athens and see where the movie theater is, and the mall is. Then we’ll probably venture out. We will see. We’re just playing it by ear on what we’re going to do on the second half of the trip.”
A few other things about Jacob:
- Not surprisingly, Eason will work out at Dawg Night, unlike some of the other elite prospects that will be in attendance. “Jacob is going to compete. He wants to throw. He’ll throw to some receiver targets and whoever else is around. I’m sure it will be entertaining and fun.”
- This trip will mark the one-year anniversary of Eason’s stunning commitment to UGA. He pledged after last year’s Dawg Night at the conclusion of his first-ever trip to Athens. “Time went by pretty fast,” Tony said. “I guess it has been a year, but it went by pretty quickly. Jacob is coming back to the University of Georgia in different respect in that he’s not coming back as a prospect. He’s committed to Georgia, and he’s just looking forward to meeting more players and future players. Last time we came down, he wanted to check it out. He has checked it out and wants to go there. Now it’s a matter of just getting more familiar with places to eat, things to do, and places to go. Time does fly, though. He’ll be down on that campus and enrolled before you know it.”
Eason, UGA’s highest-rated QB recruit since Matthew Stafford, will enroll early with the Bulldogs in January.
Here are story links to AJC’s Dawg Night coverage:
- One of Georgia’s biggest priorities on offense will be on campus this weekend
- These are the top 30 recruits that are attending Dawg Night
- Ben Cleveland reflects on his one-year anniversary of committing to UGA
- Why does FSU commit want to ‘flip’ at Dawg Night?
- This is the real reason why a USC commit is attending Dawg Night
- A huge Georgia DE is headed to Dawg Night. That is great news for UGA fans.
- UGA commit will be at Dawg Night this weekend. Where he’ll be next week won’t please Bulldogs fans.
- Alabama 5-star LB says something that will please UGA fans
- This is very good news about a 4-star out-of-state DE
- Find out why one UGA commit won’t attend Dawg Night
- This UGA target intends to go an unconventional route when it comes to his commitment
- Why is a 2017 QB following 5-star Jacob Eason to UGA? Both will compete with each other this weekend
- This wide receiver is the closest thing to a lock to committing to at Dawg Night
- Nation’s No. 1 athlete has UGA as his third-favorite school, but that can change this weekend
- Here are five things you need to know about this UGA OL commit
- This elite defensive player doesn’t know if UGA even wants him, and here’s why
- UGA will host one of its top targets this weekend. Is there a chance he flips?
- Coaches have told this receiver that he is one of their top three priorities at the position
- Does UGA have a chance with the nation’s No. 4 CB
- 4-star LB Jaleel Laguins addresses the UGA rumor
- UGA will host the best high school player in the country this weekend
- Here’s the story behind the nickname of this UGA DB commit
- The state’s No. 1 prospect will bring a special guest to Dawg Night
- Former UGA commit explains why he de-committed, and it’s not bad news for the Dawgs
- UGA and Auburn will be in it until the end with elite DT
- Will Auburn commit visit UGA for Dawg Night?
- Top Tennessee commit will attend UGA’s Dawg Night for this reason