On Sunday night, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp offered 2019 tight end Tyler Fromm, the younger brother of Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm.
It was the first SEC offer for the younger Fromm, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect from Warner Robins (Ga.) High School.
— Tyler Fromm (@FrommTyler) December 10, 2017
“It was basically just [Muschamp] telling me how great of a program South Carolina is, telling me how I would fit in with the offense and started talking about academics,” he said. “We actually started talking about hunting a little bit.”
The Gamecocks aren’t expected to add a tight end with the 2018 class and they’ve only offered three other 2019 prospects at the position.
“It’s huge for me,” Fromm said of South Carolina’s offer. “I was speechless, to be honest, whenever I heard that I was supposed to call him. It’s just crazy to think about that I can play at the University of South Carolina.”
Fromm visited a few weeks ago for the Clemson game. His first trip to Williams-Brice Stadium was a couple of years ago while Jake was still in high school.
“I thought it was definitely a great gameday atmosphere. I love the stadium. It can be really, really loud in there,” he said. “I just feel like it would be a great place to go.”
As a junior, Fromm caught 37 passes for 439 yards with 4 touchdowns. As a sophomore, with his brother quarterbacking the team, he caught 35 passes for 543 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Troy was first to offer, but Fromm has his sights set on the SEC, where his brother is playing right now. Georgia, of course, plays Oklahoma on Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl in the College Football Playoff.
“It’s crazy to think that he’s doing all this. I’m just proud for him,” Fromm said.