Alabama has suffered a huge blow to its 2017 recruiting class as quarterback Jake Fromm has de-committed from Alabama and has committed to Georgia, he told SEC Country.
Fromm, a four-star prospect from Houston County High School (Warner Robins, Ga.), had been committed to Alabama since this past October when he committed inside Nick Saban’s office before the Arkansas game.
The U.S. Army All-American picked up an offer from the in-state Bulldogs in December, and both Nick Saban and Kirby Smart visited Fromm on the same day. His father, Emerson, is a UGA alum, but Fromm said his father’s affiliation to the school would not matter in the end.
“It really doesn’t change a whole lot for me in my process,” Fromm said back in October. “I love Alabama so much. I’m really pumped to enroll early there and just enjoy the rest of the recruiting process.”
The nation’s No. 4 pro-style quarterback also announced the news on Twitter.
“I want to genuinely thank the fans, the coaches and the staff of the University of Alabama for making me feel so incredibly welcomed into their historically great football program,” Fromm said. “I want to thank Coach Saban for giving me the opportunity to go play football at Alabama. I am very thankful for the chance they gave me, and I will be forever grateful for it.
“With that said, I am announcing my de-commitment from the University of Alabama’s football program, and with much thought from my friends, coaches and most importantly, my family, I am so blessed and so thankful to announce my commitment to the University of Georgia. I’d like to thank coach Smart and the staff at UGA for also giving me the opportunity to play football and continue playing the game I love at the school I have rooted for my entire life.”
With the loss of Fromm, Alabama does not have a quarterback in the Class of 2017.