ATHENS - The Georgia football team had a big Saturday night on the recruiting trail, reeling in two five-star prospects for the 2016 class, including a sought-after quarterback three time zones away.
Jacob Eason, a quarterback from Washington State, committed on Saturday night. The 6-foot-5 Eason will be a junior at Lake Stevens High School in Washington this fall.
The other commitment came from closer to home: Ben Cleveland, an offensive lineman from Toccoa, offered his verbal commitment. Cleveland is listed at 6-foot-7 and 302 pounds and is just now entering his junior at Stephens County High School.
The pair made their announcements via Twitter, followed by a thinly-veiled tweet from head coach Mark Richt: "One of the greatest days TWO be a Bulldog!"
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These are Georgia's first two commitments for the 2016 class. Verbal commitments are non-binding, and plenty of recruits who commit this far out have ultimately changed their minds. But that hasn't been the case lately for Georgia at the quarterback position.