Former five-star and Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason announced he would be transferring from Georgia after the emergence of Jake Fromm made him a bit redundant at the position. It was “expected” that he would be heading back out west to be closer to home in Washington. Now, it’s official.
Eason started for most of the 2016 season, and he was officially named Georgia’s starter at the beginning of the 2017 season. However, a knee injury in the opening game vs. Appalachian State saw true freshman Jake Fromm take over the starting job — a job that Fromm did not relinquish as the Bulldogs marched to the College Football Playoff.
With No. 2 overall recruit and five-star quarterback Justin Fields likely coming into the fold next season for Georgia, Eason is seemingly left as the odd man out under center. Ever since Fields committed to Georgia, the rumor was that Eason would likely transfer back home to Washington, or perhaps to Miami to be with former Georgia head coach Mark Richt. Richt was the head coach in Athens when Georgia was originally recruiting Eason in the 2015 season.
Well, now we know where exactly he’s heading and now he will have to sit out a year before becoming eligible to play for the 2019 season.