Four-star QB flips commitment from Alabama to Georgia
- The Georgia Bulldogs landed a massive commit on Thursday when one of the nation's top 2017 quarterback prospects, Jake Fromm, gave his pledge to Kirby Smart's staff. A few other schools that have offered Fromm include Alabama, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.
Akers is a four-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite, which also rates him as the No. 36 overall prospect, No. 3 running back and No. 1 player in the state of Mississippi. "I'm really pumped to enroll early there and just enjoy the rest of the recruiting process". "Go Dawgs!" Alabama is now without a quarterback in its 2017 recruiting class, though there's still ages before National Signing Day rolls around. I just loved it up there, I loved the people, I loved coach Smart. But Smart (who was the Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator from 2008-15) and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney swayed his decision. "He's a great guy and someone who can throw the football. I feel at home and peace with this decision that God has led me to".
"I think it's something he's been dealing with a while now, since he got offered by Georgia", Lassiter said. "It was an incredibly hard decision to make, but it's the right choice".
Jake Fromm grew up as a UGA fan.
"He only needed one opportunity to play at Georgia, it didn't happen under (Mark) Richt", he said.
Houston County head coach Von Lassiter said that as time went on, Georgia's coaches were able to build a strong relationship with him. "In the end he had a comfort level with the coaches at Georgia and that is where he always wanted to play".
After comparing the two school extensively over the last week, Fromm notified the Bulldogs coaching staff during his visit on Wednesday his intentions to commit to the University of Georgia.