Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob Eason, Ben Cleveland commit to Georgia: Bulldogs land pair of 5-star recruits

Georgia landed a pair of five-star recruits for the 2016 class on the night after Dawg Night as quarterback Jacob Eason and offensive tackle Ben Cleveland pledged their commitments to the Bulldogs via twitter.

Eason (Lake Stevens, Wa. Lake Stevens Sr) is the nation’s No. 14 player overall, No. 2 pro-style quarterback and the No. 1 recruit in the state of Washington, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Cleveland (Toccoa, Ga. Stephens County) is the No. 22 player overall, No. 3 offensive tackle and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Georgia.

The 6-5, 205-pound Eason threw for 2,941 yards and 23 touchdowns last year as a sophomore and picked Georgia over offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State and Florida, among others.

Cleveland is a name familiar with Georgia fans as one of the top recruits in the state and a frequent visitor to Athens for unofficial visits the last couple years. The 6-7, 322-pound offensive tackle is built to compete in the SEC today and gives his in-state program a pair of headliners for the 2016 class that could rank among the best.

The pair are the first two commitments for the 2016 class that currently ranks as the No. 6 class in the nation and the No. 4 class in the SEC. With the two five-star recruits committing prior to their junior seasons, they will now turn to recruiting for Georgia and bring some of their fellow five-star recruits with them to Athens.

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