Less than 24 hours after beating Auburn, Mark Richt made a cross-country trip to Washington to have breakfast with 5-star quarterback commit Jacob Eason and his father, Tony.
Richt is allowed to visit with Eason and speak about him because the quarterback signed his financial-aid agreement, which allows for unlimited contact between colleges and recruits.
There has been a lot of talk around the program on whether or not some coaches will be retained after the season, but Eason told DawgNation that he doubts anything will happen to Richt. And even if something did happen, his commitment to UGA is solid.
“I will have to sit down with my family and figure everything out,” Eason said. “But it is Georgia you know? It is SEC football. Richt has been there for awhile and I doubt that will happen. But if it did, I wouldn’t stress about it too much.”
Eason will enroll at UGA in January.
It was a surprising move by Richt for many reasons, including the fact that Sunday is usually when the UGA coaches spent most of the day preparing for next week’s opponent, which will be Georgia Southern. This is also believed to be the first time that Richt has tweeted out a picture of himself with a prospective student-athlete, perhaps showing UGA fans that he is hustling on the recruiting trail, that he hasn’t given up on his own future with the Bulldogs, and that Eason is obviously the No. 1 recruiting priority, given the team’s struggles at quarterback.
Having breakfast in Snohomish Washington in Jakes Cafe with Jacob and Tony Eason. Go Dawgs! pic.twitter.com/II6JFCkmYB
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) November 15, 2015