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 will enroll early at UGA in January.