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2017 quarterback Jake Fromm flips commitment to Georgia.

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In a surprising turn of events Alabama commit and Houston County standout Jake Fromm has switched his pledge to the University of Georgia.  The Bulldogs recruited the 6'3, 220 pound junior for quite some time but it appeared with the commitment of McEachern star Bailey Hockman that Fromm would be headed to Tuscaloosa.  That perception was bolstered by the fact that he's recruited extensively for the Crimson Tide and has generally not played the Recruiting game very hard. Personally, I took Kirby Smart's recent offers to several other class of 2017 signal callers as evidence that he did not have a high degree of confidence in Georgia's ability to flip the Houston County quarterback.

In Fromm Georgia gets a player with an excellent arm, very good decision-making skills, high character, and definite leadership ability.  Fromm's commitment takes some pressure off Georgia to snag a premier 2018 quarterback. It perhaps makes it a little more difficult to do so as well, not a small consideration with at least two outstanding sophomore in State quarterbacks now holding Bulldog offers, including possibly the top player in the country for 2018 regardless of position, Cartersville's Trevor Lawrence. But given Georgia's general uncertainty at the position, the staff needed another legitimate contender for the job in this class. Mission accomplished.