Last month, Washington confirmed that former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason had been named as the Huskies’ starting quarterback. A day later, UW confirmed that one of the signal-callers on the wrong side of the competition, redshirt sophomore Jake Haener, had decided to leave the football program and would be placing his name into the NCAA transfer database.
It was subsequently reported that Fresno State was a potential landing spot; Wednesday, that possibility became an unofficial reality as it’s now being reported that Haener has enrolled in classes at the university. The football program has yet to confirm the player’s addition to the roster.
After sitting out the 2019 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, Haener would then have two years of eligibility beginning in 2020.
A three-star 2017 signee, Haener was rated as the No. 25 pro-style quarterback in the country. After redshirting as a true freshman, Haener completed nine of his 13 passes for 107 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Haener will be permitted to practice with his new Bulldogs teammates and get a head start on competing for the starting job next season as this year’s starter, Jorge Reyna, is a fifth-year senior. FSU also has a pair of redshirt freshmen on the roster, Ben Wooldridge and Steven Comstock, who will likely be a part of the competition starting next spring as well.