247Sports recruiting writer Luke Stampini is reporting that Jacob Eason will take an official visit to Gainesville tomorrow. It's not exactly surprising news, as Eason had been pretty vocal in his allegiance to Coaches Richt and Schottenheimer. With both likely leaving Athens it's really only natural that the nation's top pro-style QB would weigh his other options. Florida, Alabama, and Notre Dame (where Eason's father played) are among the schools rumored to have reached out to Eason since the rumors about Coach Richt's job security kicked off. Curiously, Florida already has a commitment from former LSU quarterback pledge Feleipe Franks,a four star prospect out of Crawfordville, Florida. Pulling two of the top five quarterbacks in the nation for the 2016 cycle would be a huge coup for Jim McElwain, but it would be a very tall order.
Complicating matters is the fact that Eason plans to enroll in January. If Georgia intends to allay his fears and keep him in the fold, Greg McGarity will need to find a head coach in a hurry, and that coach will have to find an offensive coordinator (and perhaps a quarterback coach) Eason and his family are comfortable with. That's a tall order. I imagine that the right staff choices would bring the Easons around quickly. But lingering indecision would all but guarantee that the big passer from Lake Stevens, Washington heads elsewhere.
If one were really into conspiracy theories, it could also be argued that Eason is taking this visit partially to remind UGA officials that they don't have a lot of time to act. Or, it could be that the Easons expect that they'll be stopping back through Athens to meet with someone, but can't say so. The possibilities are truly endless. Keep your tinfoil hats handy.
No matter what your thoughts on these possibilities, Bulldog fans should be able to agree that the thought of their presumed franchise signal caller suiting up for the hated Gators makes them nauseous. It should probably make Greg McGarity a little nervous as well. Because Eason in blue and orange would be a regular reminder of McGarity's pivotal decision. Potentially a cruel reminder if the new Georgia coach isn't winning annual match ups in Gainesville.
Are we having fun yet?