The Washington Huskies continue to make noise on the recruiting trail as this weekend they offered Jacob Eason a quarterback out of Lake Stevens, Washington. Eason, is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2016 who is a prototypical pro-style quarterback with all the measurables that you want.
Eason is 6-5 and 205 pounds right now with the potential to get even bigger and stronger before heading off to play college football. He also would fit very nicely in the Chris Petersen mold of a big strong quarterback that would be able to do it all. It was important to offer Eason early as it is clear with offers from schools like Alabama and Florida State that is going to be a fierce battle to eventually get him to come to Montlake.
In addition, this sends another pretty clear message that Petersen and his staff are going to attack the state of Washington from a recruiting perspective very aggressively when they see players that fit what they want. It also sends a signal that the staff is looking to fortify the depth of the quarterback position for years to come by offering Eason so early. This offer should also send the message to high school coaches in the state of Washington that their players will get looks from Washington no matter what the position as long as they are good enough to play for the Huskies.
The key moving forward for Washngton in the recruiting process is too continue to do the right things within NCAA rules to make Eason feel welcome around the program. That means on unofficial visits and things like that leading up until the time that an official visit can take place.
On the field, no matter who plays quarterback for Washington it is important to show that the offense is very explosive and quarterback friendly. Quarterbacks want to go where they can play, win games, and put up big time numbers to get to the next level. If the Huskies can accomplish that then they will have a nice shot to get Eason for the 2016 recruiting class.