The news of Mark Richt’s firing could hit UGA hard, and it looks like Florida is the beneficiary of the uncertainty surrounding the Bulldogs.
Long-time UGA QB commit Jacob Eason will take an official visit to Florida, according to 247Sports.com’s Luke Stampini. He is set to arrive in Gainesville Tuesday night.
Eason, who has been committed to UGA since July of 2014, is looking around at other options as UGA figures out who will be the next head coach. He has not visited any other schools since he committed to UGA.
His father, Tony, told DawgNation shortly before Richt was fired that his son needed to have a backup plan.
“If things fell apart and things that are out of our control happen, you have to have relationships with other people as a backup or a ‘Plan B’ or whatever you want to call it,” Tony Eason said. “A contingency plan even. It would be stupid not to.”
The contingency plan would be if UGA doesn’t end up running the style of offense Eason wants to operate in college.
“If they brought in a Georgia Tech-style system where they don’t want a quarterback like Jake, then no he’s not going to go there. He wants to go to Georgia. I don’t have any indication (a coaching change) is going to happen. First of all, I don’t think this coaching staff is going anywhere and I think they would bring in another Pro-Style guy even if that did happen. But I have faith that things are going to work out.”
Florida signed 4-star QB Feleipe Franks on Sunday, but if the Gators could potentially steal away Eason from UGA, you better believe that they are going to do it.