Our new QB next 3 years 2016 2017 2018 blown-away by Coach Kirby Smart – Athens – Sanford Stadium – the ladies ! Wins Top Athlete of 2015 Award with heavy emphasis on his 3.83 GPA and work with cancer kids USA Today administered Athlete of the YEAR – Gatorade Award – accepts trophy – says Georgia not Gatorade gators !
Jake Eason, as I have been TELLING YOU. Jake ! His family and friends call him Jake and what a guy !
2 commitments for Coach Kirby Smart ! 2 of the very best athletes in all of the world ! 2 guys who both go on to the NFL as top 1st Round NFL Draft Picks after 2018-2019 season and then after 2019-2020 season. 2 headliners.
2 Elite 2 good guys 2 with top grades 2 with community service part of their daily lives !
What a coup ! His predecessor made it as hard on Coach Kirby Smart as he could, and Coach Kirby Smart TOLD YOU he had sold him on coming here to this great school !
To Start against North Carolina in the Peach Bowl Classic to begin the new year !
No one here to tell him like numbnuts did 2006 telling Joe Tereshinski III that HE was the Starter over Matthew Stafford.
That bullshit is in the past.
No Vince Dooley here to tell the kid that no freshman is going to start for HIM !
A real coach.
A real student-athlete.
1 student-athlete to another.
2 kindred spirits.
Coach Kirby Smart and Jake Eason.
Jake Eason will win the Academic All-America like Fran Tarkenton and like Coach Kirby Smart !
“It was completely surreal,” said Eason, 18. “I’m pretty overwhelmed right now. To think that this trophy has gone through the years and gone to guys like Peyton Manning, whose jersey I have at home, and LeBron, who I’ve grown up watching on TV, it’s just amazing. Then Bobby Wagner is here, who I watch every Sunday. I’m starstruck. It’s kind of a life-changing moment.”
6′ 6″ Pro-Style QB affirmation of Coach Kirby Smart’s hires, threw 43 TD passes this season.
Our predecessor here hasn’t thrown that many TD combined the last 2 years !
12 TD passes 2015 for Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor 1 by Brice Ramsey
24 TD passes 2014 for Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor 3 by Brice Ramsey
Coach Kirby Smart tweeted right after Jake Eason’s trophy ceremony and announcement that through tough times he was NOT letting 2 coaches getting fired get in the way of him coming here – only here :
Now, who wants to catch a skinny post ?
Always thinking ahead Coach Kirby Smart. He’s been after wide receivers since he announced he is our Coach.
“The Gatorade Player of the Year award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence as well as high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Eason is now a finalist for the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award. USA TODAY High School Sports administrates the nationwide selection process in collaboration with Gatorade.”
“Eason has size, strength, athleticism and can make all the throws from all the angles,” said Greg Biggins, national recruit analyst for Scout.com. “He moves well. He owns a ‘plus’ tool in every category. He’s a smart kid who was raised on football. Put him in any system and he’ll excel.”
“Eason, who turned 18 last month, has maintained a 3.83 GPA in the classroom. An active member of his Holy Cross Catholic Church community, he has volunteered with the Never Ever Give Up foundation, helping to ensure children fighting cancer get the support and resources they need, in addition to visiting with patients.”
NFL Draft Pick # 1 overall after the 2018-2019 season 3 years from now and UGA’s 3rd Overall # 1 NFL Draft Pick after Charley Trippi and Matthew Stafford !