Realistic Expectations for Jacob Eason at Georgia in 2016
The last few weeks have been tense for Georgia fans.
Former head coach Mark Richt was fired, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart was hired to take his place and, through all of the coaching upheaval, 5-star pro-style quarterback commit Jacob Eason wavered.
The Lake Stevens, Washington, native flirted with Richt at Miami and made an official visit to Florida following the end of the season.
In the end, he kept true to his verbal and financial aid commitment to Georgia, and re-committed to the Bulldogs at a ceremony at Lake Stevens Senior High School, according to Kipp Adams of 247Sports.
Smart, who can mention Eason by name prior to national signing day because of the financial aid agreement Eason signed with Georgia earlier this year, celebrated the news on Twitter.
Now it's time to calm down, relax and focus on realistic expectations for Eason with Georgia in 2016.
Whether Eason starts right out of the gate or ascends to the top spot on the depth chart ahead of Greyson Lambert once the season starts, Georgia fans need to approach his freshman campaign in the Classic City with cautious optimism.
Eason is going to make mistakes.
He's going to struggle with the speed of college football.