Many Georgia fans do not look fondly upon the short Brian Schottenheimer era at Georgia. And Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm wasn’t super fond of the former Georgia offensive coordinator either.
Fromm was recruited by Georgia early on in his process but when it came time to meet the then Georgia offensive coordinator, things did not go well between he and Fromm.
In an excellent profile of Fromm by Mark Schlabach of ESPN, Fromm’s father detailed that his son was very put off by Schottenheimer’s first question, which was if Fromm had any offers.
“Jake is pretty quick,” Emerson Fromm, Jake’s father, said. “He either likes you or he doesn’t. When Schottenheimer asked him that, it just really turned him off. Jake was just disinterested after that.”
By that point, Fromm had already had offers from a number of Power 5 schools. Per Schlabach, there was also some concern about if Fromm would commit to a Georgia offer, given that Jacob Eason was already in tow.
But Emerson Fromm insisted that his son always wanted to end up at Georgia. And when Kirby Smart took over for Mark Richt, Smart’s first offer was to Fromm. He committed in March of 2016 and became a vocal member of the 2017 Georgia class.
He started his first game for the Bulldogs this past week in place of the injured Eason, and led the Bulldogs to a win over Notre Dame. Fromm has completed 26 of his 44 pass attempts for 284 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first two games while quickly becoming a fan favorite.
Fromm and the Bulldogs take on Samford on Saturday.