In a little over two weeks, UGA went from having one wide receiver commit to having four of them, with a fifth one possibly on the way.
UGA quarterback commit Jacob Eason now has a bunch of different targets to throw to when he gets to campus — from guys that are strong and physical — to guys that can burn by you over the top.
The AJC caught up with Eason’s father to see what his son thought of his new weapons.
“It’s interesting to see the complement of guys they are getting,” Tony Eason said. “You have guys like Charlie Woerner’s size – 6-foot-5, 230-pounds – and then you have some speedsters. There is a master plan and I think they are putting together what they want in their offense. I think some people are going to be surprised when they see these guys wear the G’ and having these different options. It’s going to be fun.”
Because of how fast UGA’s 2016 recruiting class is growing, the future Bulldogs QB hasn’t gotten the chance to interact with some of the team’s newest commits. But the 5-star is looking forward to meeting them soon..
“He is excited,” his father said. “He hasn’t talked to some of those guys too much. He hasn’t established a relationship with some of them yet, but that’s OK.”
Even though UGA now has four commits at wideout, Eason is still trying to recruit some of Georgia’s best athletes.
“He is still working on guys like Kyle Davis and Mecole (Hardman Jr.) and we’ll see what (Demetris Robertson) does,” Tony said. “It’s good to see these guys stepping up and wanting to take their shot and play for the ‘G.’ He’s really excited about that.”
In addition to the three receivers Eason’s dad mentioned, UGA still has a chance at landing McEachern’s Tyler Simmons and Tre Nixon of Melbourne, Fla. The Bulldogs also have an outside shot with Binjimen Victor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. You also can’t forget about the possibility of landing 5-star tight end Isaac Nauta from Florida’s IMG Academy.
UGA also has another receiver commit for 2017, Deejay Dallas of Glynn Academy.
Staff Writer Michael Carvell contributed to this story.