Georgia Bulldogs 2015 QB Battle Is On, Jacob Eason Set To Attend G-Day Game (Video)


As the 2015 Georgia Bulldogs quarterback battle heats up and remains in limbo, Jacob Eason, the No. 1 overall rated prospect for 2016, will be visiting Athens for the G-Day game on April 11.

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Let the games begin. With the Georgia Bulldogs spring practices now in full swing, the question of who will become the Dawgs starting quarterback in 2015 has become a central question among the minds of the UGA coaches, the media, and the fans that bleed red and black.

This is especially true given that the list of potential starters, which includes Brice Ramsey, Jacob Park, and Faton Bauta, are all being supplied with the opportunity show what they can do with each of the team units.

Such occurrences bestow to onlookers that the quarterback position is truly wide open for the taking at this point. Ramsey once looked as if to be the legitimate starter given his appearances last season when Hutson Mason was on the sidelines. However, with the departure of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo to Colorado State to assume the head coaching duties, Ramsey seems to find himself on a level playing field and in a fight to win the job.

New UGA offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and the rest of the coaching staff for the Georgia Bulldogs have given the impression that there is no legitimate starter at the moment. In other words, the man who will win the job is the man who will earn it through spring practices and in performance at the G-Day game which is scheduled for April 11.

UGA held its first spring scrimmage this past Saturday. All three quarterbacks saw action on the day. Park, a freshman, tallied some 187 yards on four completions. One of those completions was for a 69-yard touchdown.

The sophomore Ramsey threw for 232 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The junior Bauta compiled 247 yards in the air with two touchdowns and one interception. It should be noted that Ramsey did work with the number one offensive unit leaving an indication that he may still hold, albeit loosely, the edge at the quarterback position at the moment.

In the midst of this great struggle to be named the Dawgs starting quarterback in 2015, many still ponder if it will even matter come 2016. The reason for the deliberations of those thoughts is that the the 247Sports #1 overall rated prospect for 2016 and highly-touted quarterback Jacob Eason will be in Athens competing for the position given that he stays true to his commitment.

A host of proponents believe that Eason will arrive and take the reins as the UGA starting quarterback immediately. An overview of the gunslinger from the state of Washington will proffer many reasons as to why this could indeed be plausible more than one might think.

Eason (6’5, 205) is already an imposing figure with great vision over the line and downfield. What stands out the most about him is his arm strength, accuracy, velocity, and ball placement when making throws. He possesses all the intangibles of an NFL quarterback and he is just now embarking upon his senior year of high school.

The Lake Stevens High School standout is versatile and mobile in the pocket despite his large stature and can quickly reset to fire away when put under pressure from opposing defenders. While his agility is an attribute to be admired by those watching him play, he is also not the type of quarterback who is afraid to take a hit. This, and many of the other qualities mentioned, can be seen by taking one look at the 2014 Junior of the Year’s Hudl highlight film.

In his junior campaign Jacob Eason threw for 2,829 yards with 32 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions. Eason is what can be classified as a NCAA Division I program dream recruit. He is the most highly rated quarterback commitment that UGA has had since Matthew Stafford and has drawn many comparisons to the Detroit Lions superstar.

The comparisons come from the fact that Eason retains a type of sly suppleness much like Stafford had when he was manning the position for the Dawgs. Arguably the biggest similarity can be seen in terms of arm strength, velocity, accuracy, and a rapid release of the ball while placing it just outside of the reach of opposing defenses.

Some have even contended that Eason has an edge over Stafford in the aforementioned respects. In any event, Eason will have some tough shoes to fill and follow if he wants to leave Athens knowing he won the hearts of the fans that fill Sanford Stadium on Saturdays.

Jacob Eason is slated to be in Athens and attend the G-Day game on April 11.

His showing will in no doubt leave the masses wondering if the future of the UGA program will be yearning to simply go ahead and jump on the field “Between The Hedges” to embark on what some are saying is his destiny. For now though, the future will have to wait while the present plays out as it pertains to who takes his rightful place as the starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2015.

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