It was quite a Tuesday for 5-star quarterback Jacob Eason. Let’s review the moments he won’t likely ever forget:
- Got to meet NFL veteran Bobby Wagner
- Got starstruck by that
- Was presented with the 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year honor
- Got even more awed by the fact his name would be on a trophy with some of the game’s all-time greats
- Choose that moment to reaffirm his pledge to play football at UGA over late interest from Florida
The video clip below shows the moment this moment when — shortly after being surprised by Wagner in the Lake Stevens (Wash.) weight room — that he took that moment in front of all the assembled media to reaffirm his pledge to UGA.
Eason later went in front of a school assembly to receive the award and also share his decision to re-commit to UGA a second time on Tuesday. Eason initially committed to UGA back in July of 2014. He has since earned the distinction of being rated as the nation’s No. 1 QB prospect for 2016.
He carries a 3.83 grade-point average in the classroom and will enroll early at UGA next month. That’s after he will play quarterback in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio on Jan. 9.
Want to see him cut it loose on the field? Check out this exclusive DawgNation.com highlight video from the 2015 season.
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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.