Eason back home at Washington, but ready to sit for a year

From FOX Sports - April 16, 2018

SEATTLE (AP)Jacob Eason is ready to become arguably the most highly touted scout team quarterback in the country.

The former Georgia starter is nearing the end of his first spring with Washington and preparing for a season spent as a spectator. But waiting at the end of that long year of watching is the expectation that when 2019 begins, the transfer will be the Huskies starter.

This year is going to be a great year for learning and getting better in this program and making relationships with some of the guys and the coaches on this team, Eason said Monday. Its going to be a different year for sure but thats doesnt mean Im not going to compete like I can play. Every practice, every rep youve got to get better and better so thats what Im going to do.

Its been a long journey for Eason to end up back where he started. He left the Pacific Northwest after graduating from Lake Stevens High School, about 35 miles from the Washington campus, and was expected to be the next great quarterback at Georgia. He was pretty good his freshman season, throwing for 2,430 yards and 21 touchdowns and leading the Bulldogs to an 8-5 record and a bowl victory.

But a knee injury early in his sophomore season opened the door for freshman Jake Fromm to step in. Fromm never relinquished the spot, leaving Eason to be a spectator for the majority of the Bulldogs run to the national championship game.

It made sense for Eason to come home and the timing worked for all parties involved.

It was pretty easy honestly, Eason said. I grew up a Washington Huskies fan, being able to come down to games. I wanted to go somewhere I could play in front of my family and friends, and also under a great coaching staff and with great teammates. I felt this was the best place to do it.


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