ESPN Report: College Coaches Want QBs Who Play Multiple Sports

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Story below by Tom VanHaaren from, originally published on August 14, 2015:

Jacob Eason is the No. 3-ranked pocket-passer in the country and a Georgia commit, but if you're looking to catch a glimpse of him on Signing Day, your TV might not be the best place. You might want to head out to basketball practice.

The Lake Stevens (Washington) High School product is part of a growing group of elite-level players who have turned their back on specialization and year-round football. Eason says he still plays basketball, baseball and football in order to stay well-balanced mentally and physically.

"I think it's great because instead of just being a quarterback all year, you get to compete in other sports. You're always competing whether it's hitting a baseball or playing basketball, I think it's what make a quarterback better is that roundness," Eason said. "Being around different sports and competing is something I think is important."

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