Notebook: Eason follows Nussmeier

Jacob Eason is a U.S. Army All-American and finished No. 6 in the Elite 11 QB competition. (Photo by 247Sports)

Twitter was abuzz Monday night over Jacob Eason.

The Georgia quarterback commit followed Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier on Twitter two days after UF’s 27-3 win over UGA.

Eason, a five-star recruit, told 247Sports the Gators have reached out to him and said he followed Nussmeier so they could communicate.

UF is still looking to land another quarterback for its 2016 class in addition to Kyle Trask. That second signal caller will likely be a flip for the Gators, and they’ve been primarily pursuing LSU commit Feleipe Franks and Maryland commit Dwayne Haskins.

Eason pledged to the Bulldogs in July 2014 and is scheduled to enroll early. They don’t appear to be at risk of losing him, but this development with Nussmeier is something to keep an eye on with Florida’s success this season and UGA coach Mark Richt on the hot seat.

Clayton meets Fowler

UF’s past and future linked up Saturday in Jacksonville.

Four-star defensive end Antonneous Clayton, the Gators’ most recent commitment, attended the Florida-Georgia game.

During his visit to EverBank Field, Clayton met former UF defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., a first-round pick by the Jaguars in the 2015 NFL draft.

Clayton, like Fowler in 2012, is the nation’s top weakside defensive end according to Rivals and has big expectations awaiting him at Florida.

Gardner to visit Alabama

The Gators will have their first home game Saturday in more than a month, but one UF commit won’t be in attendance.

Chauncey Gardner, a Rivals100 member, is officially visiting Alabama this weekend for its big matchup with LSU. Gardner has already taken an official to Georgia and plans to visit Ohio State later this month.

Despite his trips to other schools, Gardner is still considered a strong pledge to the Gators and will officially visit UF for the Florida State game.