Former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason will likely be named Washington’s starter this fall after the unexpected transfer of two redshirt freshmen.
247Sports reported Monday, that quarterbacks Colson Yankoff and Jacob Sirmon — 4-star recruits who were part of the Huskies’ 2018 class — had entered their names into the NCAA Transfer Portal and would leave the program.
Eason, originally from Lake Stevens, Wash., left Georgia following the 2017 season.
He started 11 games as a freshman in Athens, completing 55 percent of his passes for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He led the Bulldogs to an 8-5 overall record, including a win over TCU in the Liberty Bowl. He lost the starter job to freshman Jake Fromm after suffering a knee injury in Georgia’s season opener in 2017.
Eason, who competed 7-of-12 pass attempts for 42 yards and a touchdown during the Huskies spring game, has two seasons of eligibility remaining.