UGA freshman quarterback Jacob Eason was the object of much affection following his performance in the G-Day spring game, completing 19 of 29 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown.
That’s a pretty good statistical line when it’s your first collegiate game and playing in front of 93,000 fans at Sanford Stadium. But Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart says the five-star QB’s performance was far from perfect.
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“He made some bad reads, made some poor decisions, but he made some really good throws,” Smart said Thursday during an appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show. “I think anytime guys make elite throws, it opens your eyes to what they can do. He’s got to mature some. He’s got to be able command the huddle and correct mistakes the other players make. He’s still got to improve on that. But obviously he’s very talented. We knew that coming out, and we got to see that this Saturday.”
Given his star rating, Eason figures to be the team’s quarterback of the future. It remains to be seen whether he’ll get the chance to be the starter of the present come September. If maturity and further improvement come in the next four-plus months, Bulldogs fans have plenty to get excited about.