Florida’s quarterback recruitment has had major developments in recent days.
The Gators hosted two top-100 quarterbacks over the weekend for the Florida State game. One officially visited in Maryland commit Dwayne Haskins. The other, Feleipe Franks, committed to UF on Sunday.
Now a five-star signal caller is checking out Florida.
Georgia commit Jacob Eason arrived in Gainesville on Tuesday night for an official visit. News of his trip broke late Monday.
Eason, who’s been committed to the Bulldogs since July 2014, is now looking around with the firing of Mark Richt. The 6-foot-5, 217-pounder gave a Twitter follow to UF offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier shortly after Florida’s win over UGA, when reports of Richt’s demise began to surface.
Nussmeier has a long-standing relationship with Eason and, with the Gators’ struggles at QB, can offer him early playing time. Eason is visiting UF through Thursday and will get to watch Jim McElwain’s team prepare for the SEC championship game, a unique experience most recruits don’t get to see.
Eason is ranked the nation’s No. 1 pro-style quarterback by ESPN and Rivals. He’s also a top-10 overall prospect on Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.
Eason, like Florida QB commits Franks and Kyle Trask, is an early enrollee.
Landed in Gainsville looking forward to checking out the swamp
— Jacob Eason (@skinnyqb10) December 2, 2015