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Washington welcomes home Georgia transfer QB Jacob Eason

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

Former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason (10) stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Athens, Ga. (John Bazemore / AP)
Former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason (10) stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Athens, Ga. (John Bazemore / AP)
By Adam Jude Seattle Times

SEATTLE – Washington has made it official: Jacob Eason will be a Husky.

The former five-star quarterback recruit out of Lake Stevens High School is transferring from Georgia to UW, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.

Eason will be the overwhelming favorite to succeed Jake Browning as the Huskies’ starting quarterback in 2019.

The 6-foot-5 Eason will have to sit out the 2018 season under NCAA transfer rules. He will have two seasons of eligibility at UW after that.

The Seattle Times first reported of Eason’s intention to transfer to UW last month.

The 2015 Gatorade national high school player of the year left Georgia after two seasons. He was the Bulldogs’ starter as a true freshman in 2016, throwing for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

He won the starting job again going into the 2017 season, but a knee injury in the season opener opened the door for true freshman Jake Fromm.

In 2019, Eason will have competition from some of UW’s touted young quarterbacks – notably, Jacob Sirmon and Coeur d’Alene standout Colson Yankoff, two top-100 recruits who signed with the Huskies in December and enrolled in classes at UW last month.

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