Nick Saban and Kirby Smart missed bumping into each other at Houston County High School by around 30 minutes. Both head coaches were there to talk to the coach of Alabama 2017 quarterback commit Jake Fromm.
Fromm, a four-star prospect who committed to Alabama in October, isn’t permitted to talk to either head coach because he’s a junior, but from what he was told, Saban had good things to say.
“Coach Saban and I unfortunately can’t really talk right now, according to the NCAA rules,” Fromm told SEC Country. “He talked to (Houston County coach Von) Lassiter, and I heard it was a really good conversation. He was pretty much telling me that he’s really excited to have me on board. I’m just really grateful that coach stopped by.”
As far as the in-state Bulldogs go, Georgia just offered him last month, shortly after Smart was hired. His father, Emerson, graduated from Georgia, but that doesn’t matter much to him because he’s 100 percent committed to Alabama.
“It really doesn’t change a whole lot for me in my process,” Fromm said. “I love Alabama so much. I’m really pumped to enroll early there and just enjoy the rest of the recruiting process.”
Fromm said he doesn’t know what it would take for him to back off his pledge from Alabama. He also mentioned he had a list nearby of some receiver targets he’s recruiting for Alabama, and one of them was recent Georgia de-commit Devonta Smith.
The nation’s No. 8 pro-style quarterback, per the 247Sports composite, said he understands the pressure of being the quarterback of Alabama, but he’s ready.
“It’s really a great feeling to be a part of the Tide,” Fromm said. “I can’t wait to get there.”