Jake Fromm hit Florida State commit DJ Matthews on a 67 yard touchdown pass during the second quarter of today’s Army All-American Bowl. In and of itself that’s not terribly surprising given that he threw 41 of them during his senior season at Houston County and 116 in his high school career. But the play showed a lot of why so many have been impressed with Fromm this week in San Antonio.
Before the play Fromm saw he had a coverage look that he could exploit. So he goes over to Matthews and gets him into the right route. Then he buys some time, sets, and throws a beautiful ball under pressure, anticipating Matthews coming open, not burning it in there but putting just enough on the ball to hit Matthews in stride for the score.
It really was quintessential Fromm. Clemson commit Hunter Johnson undeniably has a stronger arm. But Fromm just has great footwork, great command of the field, and puts the ball where it needs to be. Until later . . .