Opinions have been all over the place after Georgia’s spring game, in which Jacob Eason separated himself from the pack and made a case for the quarterback to claim the starting spot.
ESPN’s National Recruiting Director, and former college quarterback, Tom Luginbill wasn’t among those exactly impressed by the freshman phenom, and he said as much on ESPN radio, per SDS:
“If you go back and actually watch Georgia’s spring game and you watch all the plays in which Jacob Eason was blitzed, where he was confused and you watch the result of the play, there’s a lot of cause for concern,” Luginbill said Tuesday via the Out of Bounds Show on ESPN the Zone 105.9. “What we saw with the highlights was a handful of plays where everything was base (defense), it was tailor-made cover-2, cover-3, no pressure, know where to go with the ball, nothing changes post-snap and you look like a superhero.
“So you’ve got to watch the whole body to really start to understand okay, where might this guy still struggle? Where does he have a long way to go? Where is he ahead of the curve? You can’t just take a couple plays here and there and make a guy look better than he actually is.”
We’ll see over time if Eason has what it takes to snag the starting gig from senior Grayson Lambert and junior Brice Ramsey as we inch closer to the camp and the regular season.