It was October 28th, 2013 when Lake Stevens, Washington resident Tony Eason called to talk to us about his son Jacob and to break his story. In a nut shell the 6’5″ 10th grade QB had lit up the skies of Friday Night; so much so that he landed an offer from Oregon State. It was a honor to bring the Prep sports world his story and discuss what was driving the offer from the Beavers. That story is linked here.
Several more calls from Tony, who is doing an amazing job getting his son looked at the right way, and we did several more stories. WSU offered and a litany of others began to circle in. His stats and the season were solid. But it was his incredible film that really drove him forward. When we saw it we knew it was going to boost him forward and that the Beavers were right to offer even though Jacob is only a 10th grader. The velocity he throws that ball with is crazy. Accuracy and all the rest are there too.
When the phone rang yesterday it was Tony again. This time the news was interesting because his latest offer comes not from out West here but from the pinnacle of college football.
The Florida State Seminoles, National Champions, had called and offered Jacob. They had been on his trail after the OSU offer. Anytime a 10th grader is offered by a big school like OSU the rest of the Nation looks to see what the noise is about.
“I wanted to explain what happened with the offer,” said Tony. “Coach Bob LaCivita called to let me know that he watched Jacob’s film and was super impressed. He took it to FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. I guess he was in a meeting with NFL Films and took a break. He watched it and told Bob to get on the phone and offer him. A week ago they barely knew who Jacob was and now this. It is really amazing for Jacob and our family too.”
Tony has been on the phone trying to set up a trip to the South as a result of Georgia inviting him to a special night called “Dog Night” for their top recruits. The FSU offer means they should make the trip happen soon.
“We will hopefully make it there to Georgia and FSU and maybe a few others. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have been in touch a lot as well,” added the happy Dad.
Jacob will take his skills on the road to Dallas on May 4th for the National Elite 11 with Nike Football where he will compete with the best Seniors and a Juniors in the Nation. Tony says Jacob is so busy with school and baseball that he has not even done much football. Having said that his fast ball is right at 90 MPH. Wow!
Only a 10th grader this young man is writing an amazing story; one that portrays just how good the talent really is here in the PAC NW.