Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington

Posted January 13, 2018

True freshman Jake Fromm stepped in and led Georgia to the No. 1 national ranking, the SEC championship and to the national championship game during a season he was named SEC Freshman of the Year.

Jacob Eason was the starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs as a true freshman last season, but after a knee injury in Georgia's season-opening win over Appalachian State, he was replaced by true freshman Jake Fromm. Reports surfaced earlier in the week that the University of Washington is a likely landing spot for Eason, a Lake Stevens, WA native, but nothing is concrete at this time. He'd possess two years of eligibility after sitting out the 2018 college football season based on NCAA transfer rules.

"Thank you UGA for an incredible two years", Eason wrote on Twitter.

In a brief interview after the Bulldogs' 26-23 loss to Alabama on Monday night, Eason said he has not made a final decision about his future.

While most fans and media suspected Eason would transfer, there has been no official word from UGA or Eason himself until today.

Eason entered Georgia as a five-star high school recruit, after committing to sign with them the summer of 2014.

He added: "You could be mad about it, you could sulk about it all season, but I took what happened and did what I could with it". "Ultimately I'll get better in that regard".

The Bulldogs then finished the season with a national championship berth. Eason would keep Huskies among the top teams in the country. The Huskies brought in not one but two four-star quarterbacks in their 2018 recruiting class in Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff.

Eason, who was 204-for-370 passing for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions as Georgia's starter in his freshman season of 2016, was booked to start again this fall until he sprained his left knee in the season opener.