By Brandon Sudge:
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We have all heard the name. Jacob Eason. There is a lot of hype surrounding the 5 star high school quarterback, anywhere from raving over his arm strength to already predicting that he will be the guy to lead Georgia to the promised land. It would seem as if the high expectations would place pressure on Eason, but that does not appear to be the case. Instead, he is eager to handle any challenge that may come his way. I conducted a Q&A with Eason and focused on how he will manage to potentially take the reigns behind center, as well on his plans to improve the 2016 recruiting class.
Q: What makes Georgia stand out among other universities both athletically and academically?
Eason: “It was the best fit for me personally from academics to athletics to the overall feel of UGA.”
Q: When did you decide that Georgia was the perfect fit for you?
Eason: “When I arrived on campus I sort of had a feeling that it was the place. After a few days on campus I knew it was the place for me so I decided to commit.”
Q: Are there any players you’re currently trying to recruit to Georgia?
Eason: “Yes, there are a lot. Isaac Nauta, Mecole Hardman, Ben Cleveland, Kyle Davis, and more.”
Q: When is your next visit to Athens?
Eason: “The Gala in December, I believe.”
Q: There is immense criticism on Coach Richt. What are your thoughts on his philosophies both on and off the field?
Eason: “He’s a great man and a great coach. He is going to be criticized no matter what and I think he is doing a great job.”
Q: With the expectation of becoming the young stud on campus, how do you see yourself fitting in with a group of established and talented upperclassmen?
Eason: “I’m excited and can’t wait to see where it goes. It’s going to be a challenge and a great opportunity.”
Q: Do you think it will be a difficult transition from high school to college, especially moving to the other side of the country?
Eason: “No, I look at it as an opportunity and I am very excited for the task at hand.”
Q: Do you see yourself fitting in with the coaching style implemented by Coach Schottenheimer?
Eason: “I do, it looks like a great fit for me and my style.”
Q: What skills do you bring to the quarterback position?
Eason: “(A) strong arm and a good pocket presence.”
Q: If you had something to say to Georgia fans, what would it be?
Eason: “I’m excited and can’t wait to be a part of the great program.”
Eason seems to have the right mindset entering a program full of tradition and expectation. For good reason, Georgia fans are excited for Eason’s arrival. The time will soon come where Eason competes with Lambert and other potential 2016 quarterback candidates. I think Georgia fans can expect great things from the nation’s top overall recruit.
*ALL QUOTES WERE OBTAINED BY BRANDON SUDGE OF UGA FOOTBALL LIVE*