— The Sports Xchange —
Washington got a jump on signing day by confirming the transfer of quarterback Jacob Eason to the school on Tuesday.
The announcement comes nearly a month after the Seattle Times reported that the former Georgia quarterback had planned to transfer to Washington.
Eason is from the state of Washington and played his high school football at Lake Stevens, which is about a 40-mile drive to Seattle.
As a true freshman, Eason started the final 12 games of the 2016 season after replacing Greyson Lambert in the opener.
Eason then started the 2017 opener against Appalachian State, but he suffered a knee injury that knocked him out of the game.
He was replaced by true freshman Jake Fromm, who led the Bulldogs to a berth in the national championship game before losing in overtime to Alabama.
Besides Fromm, Georgia is adding Justin Fields, ranked the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2018 by ESPN. A dual-threat quarterback, Fields announced he plans to enroll at Georgia this winter, allowing him to participate in spring football.
Eason will have to sit out the 2018 season and then would have two seasons of college eligibility remaining with the Huskies.
He was 4 of 7 for 28 yards this past season. Eason completed 55.1 percent of his passes with 16 touchdown passes and eight interceptions in 2016, when the Bulldogs finished 8-5.