Jacob Eason is set to decide on whether he will maintain his commitment to UGA later today. There is the possibility he might flip to Florida. That decision is expected to come later today.
Yet that won’t be the only memorable moment for the nation’s No. 1 quarterback today. The 5-star QB was surprised at school on Tuesday morning by Seattle Seahawks veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner. Wagner presented Eason with the 2015 Gatorade National Football Player of the Year honor.
Eason was selected out of a national field of outstanding candidates for the annual honor. The senior UGA commitment completed 235-of-338 passes for 3,585 yards and 43 touchdowns against just six interceptions this past season, leading the Vikings (12-1) to the Class 4A semifinals.
He has been selected to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and is an active member of his Holy Cross Catholic Church community and has volunteered with the Never Ever Give Up foundation, helping to ensure children fighting cancer get the support and resources they need, in addition to visiting with patients.
Eason has also maintained a 3.83 grade-point average in the classroom.
He has also been rated by 247sports as the nation’s No. 4 overall prospect for the Class of 2016.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and 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.
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