They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Judging by the number of fake Jacob Eason Twitter accounts, a lot of people wouldn’t mind being Eason these days.
And why not? The senior quarterback, a Georgia commit, has led Lake Stevens, Wash., to a 6-0 record, a No. 2 ranking in the state poll and he’s the No. 7 player in the 274Sports.com composite rankings.
“I don’t know the story behind the (fake accounts),” Eason said. “I just know there are like three or four fake accounts. They’re kind of funny.”
On Thursday, Eason was presented with his honorary jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as part of The Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
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“I picked the Under Armour game at first when I was a younger kid and hadn’t really thought about it,” Eason said. “I changed my mind when I thought about it and found out a lot of Georgia guys were going to the Army game and my grandfather was in the military, so I thought I would do the Army game to honor him.”
Eason has been stellar this season, throwing for 1,551 yards with 16 touchdowns and a 73.4 completion percentage, though he’s coming off his worst game of the season. He hurt his left (non-throwing shoulder) and threw two first-half interceptions last week in a 42-14 defeat of Monroe, but ran for a touchdown and had 11 consecutive completions in the second half.
“We were down 14-0 and I was trying to make a play and I threw a couple of picks,” Eason said. “Every quarterback does. We ended up winning the game and I ran for a touchdown, so I was happy. I separated my AC joint and did some tendon damage. I can feel it every time I throw. I’m going to throw tomorrow, and if it’s still bothering me next week, I’ll see what’s going on. But I’m not going to sit any games.”
On Friday, Eason and Lake Stevens play at Mariner (Everett), which like Lake Stevens, is 4-0 in the region. Next week, the Vikings play in their Homecoming on ESPNU against Kamiak (Mukilteo). Ironically, across the country on the same day, a key Georgia recruit, Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.) wide receiver Kyle Davis, is expected to announce his commitment during his team’s Homecoming game.
“That’s a really big weekend for us,” Eason said. “Hopefully, we’ll get him. I think for him it’s between Georgia, Auburn and Tennessee. He’s obviously gone to Georgia when I’ve been there a few times. I think that’s a good option for him.”