The former five-star recruit is from Lake Stevens, Washington, about 30 miles from UW's campus. 

By Daniel Rapaport
January 09, 2018

Quarterback Jacob Eason said goodbye to Georgia in a tweet on Friday, and his likely transfer destination is Washington barring a "last-minute change of heart," according to a report from Adam Jude of The Seattle Times

"Thank you UGA for an incredible two years," Eason wrote. "The memories and relationships I have made will truly last a lifetime. I will miss suiting up in red and black, but Athens will always be a place I can call home. -Skinnyqb"

Eason, who just finished his sophomore season, is from Lake Stevens, Washington, which is roughly 30 miles from Washington's campus. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining. 

A former five-star recruit who won the 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year award, Eason started 12 games for the Bulldogs in 2016 and threw for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He started Georgia's Week 1 game this year against Appalachian State but suffered a knee injury during that contest, and he was replaced by true freshman Jake Fromm. 

Fromm's strong play led to his keeping the starting job even when Eason was healthy enough to return. Fromm led the Bulldogs to a national title game appearance against Alabama, throwing for 232 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a 26-23 overtime loss to Alabama. Fromm, who threw for 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions on the season, will enter the 2018 season as Georgia's starter, and incoming five-star freshman Justin Fields figures to press for playing time as well. Thus, Eason had to transfer in order to find playing time. 

Eason will likely have to sit out a year if he makes the move to Washington, but he would have been the backup anyway had he been eligible for 2018. Jake Browning, the 2016 Pac-12 offensive player of the year, will return to the Huskies for his senior season as the undisputed starting quarterback. 

At Washington, Eason would have to compete with two young quarterbacks for the right to be Browning's successor. Washington's recruiting class of 2018 includes two quarterbacks ranked inside 247 Sports' top 100 prospects: Colson Yankoff, a dual-threat from Idaho, and Jacob Sirmon, a pro-style passer from Washington. 

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