Jake Fromm, the No.4 pro-style quarterback in the nation committed to Alabama in early October announced on Thursday morning that he was decommitting from the Crimson Tide and instead, committing to his hometown Georgia Bulldogs. Fromm, a Warner Robbins, Ga. native has been a fan of the Bulldogs since he was a child and has always dreamed of playing in Athens. He announced his decision on his Twitter page.
Officially a Dawg!! Feels good to be home!!!⚫️🔴🐶 pic.twitter.com/zvc6zuGEd9
— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) March 3, 2016
Standing at 6’3″, 220 pounds, Fromm has the size, intangibles and game IQ to give prized 2016 early enrollee quarterback recruit Jacob Eason a true competition at the position when his time comes to suit up in Athens. More than likely, he will sit behind Eason and learn from the former 5-star QB as he adapts to the system this year and gets the hang of things.
As for Alabama, this is a big loss at the position but the Tide will look to pursue another quarterback in this class, the likely candidates being another Georgia native, Bailey Hockman of Powder Springs, Ga., the number eight pro-style quarterback in the 2017 class and Lowell Narcisse, the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback out of Saint James, Louisiana. Also look for them to make a heavy push for even further in the future with the No.1 player and quarterback in the 2018 class, Trevor Lawrence out of Cartersville, Ga. who is a former teammate and good friend of current Alabama freshman tight end Miller Forristall.
Justin Wagner is the Lead Recruiting Analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter at @jwag718.