The marquee player in UGA’s recruiting class this year will sign his paperwork on Friday.
Jacob Eason, the 5-star quarterback from Washington, will sign his financial-aid papers (FAA) with UGA on Friday in a small ceremony with his teammates and coaches.
Eason is the nation’s No. 2-rated quarterback, and he has been committed to UGA since last summer. His high school team, Lake Stevens, will begin practices later that day.
“It seemed like a good time,” Jacob’s father, Tony Eason, told the AJC.
“He wants all of his teammates with him, because they are all part of how he got here.”
The financial-aid paperwork is not the same as a national letter of intent (NLI), and only guarantees the UGA scholarship to Eason. However, the document is non-binding, freeing up Eason sign an NLI with another college if he changes his mind before January when he will enroll early in college.
“It’s not like it’s a big deal,” Tony said. “He has been all-in with UGA from the get-go. It’s kind of a formality for him. He has been committed, and there has never been any question about it.
“We knew this was coming. I think what he’s excited about is sharing this moment with his friends, his family and coaches and teammates – and including them in this moment. They were all a big part of it.”
The good news for UGA is that with Eason signing the FAA, it basically gives the Bulldogs a huge recruiting advantage with “unlimited contact.”