Jacob Eason has a pretty bold prediction for UGA this year. It had nothing to do with a won-loss record, but if the 5-star recruit’s prognostication comes close to being right, then UGA’s win total will be extremely healthy in its own right.
“I can predict that (Nick) Chubb is going to win the Heisman,” Eason said. “That’s my prediction. I hope he does and I hope they have a great season.”
He was also fired up about the commitment of 4-star running back Elijah Holyfield.
“That was awesome with the Bulldogs,” Eason said. “I was excited we got another guy. Our class ranking went up. It’s awesome we are getting guys like that. We have got to work on getting a couple more and we’re building a great class.”
Eason had a great showing in his opening start. Despite five dropped balls, he still completed 15 of his 29 pass attempts for 247 yards and three touchdowns.
The nearly 6-foot-6 signal caller also has two more receivers in mind for this year’s signing class. The 5-star quarterback fielded a question about roster needs after a season-opening win for Lake Stevens High School in Washington. UGA already has four commitments at receiver for 2016, but Eason mentioned two more prospects that he feels UGA needs to complete the restocking of the receiver position.
“Its Kyle Davis and Demetris Robertson,” he said. “We have got to get them.”
Davis is the nation’s No. 1 receiver according to the 247sports composite. Robertson — a Savannah native — is regarded as the nation’s No. 2 athlete.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.