UGA adds a pair of five-star 2016 recruits
The Bulldogs received even biggers news late this afternoon when 2016 offensive lineman Ben Cleveland and 2016 quarterback Jacob Eason pledged to UGA.
Ben Cleveland is a 6-foot-7, 326-pound offensive tackle out of Stephens County High School in Toccoa, Georgia. He committed to UGA over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Miami (FL), Michigan, Ole Miss, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin.
247Sports rates Cleveland as a 5-star recruit, the No. 22 overall recruit in their composite rankings, and the nation’s No. 3 offensive tackle.
Jacob Eason is a 6-foot-5, 207-pound quarterback out of Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. He committed to the Dawgs over offers that were similar to Cleveland. However, Eason had some offers from Western schools, including Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State.
Eason is also rated as a 5-star recruit by 247Sports and the No. 14 overall recruit. He is also rated as the No. 1 quarterback in the composite rankings and No. 2 in their own rankings.
Here are a collection of tweets about the commitments of Ben Cleveland and Jacob Eason, including from head coach Mark Richt, who tweeted “One of the greatest days TWO be a BULLDOG!!!!”
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) July 20, 2014
— Coach Mike Bobo (@CoachBobo_CSU) July 19, 2014
Holding my little boy and singing twinkle twinkle, five stars!!!!!!!……..#CommitToTheG
— Coach Dan Inman (@Dinman72) July 20, 2014
— Christian Robinson (@crob45) July 20, 2014
Me and my man @skinnyqb10 gonna make our presence known in Athens!
— Big Country (@BenCleveland74) July 19, 2014
— Jacob Eason (@skinnyqb10) July 19, 2014