WATCH: South Carolina QB Jake Bentley suggests double date with Jake Fromm
HOOVER, Ala. —Jake Fromm and Jake Bentley go way back and have stayed friends throughout their careers at Georgia and South Carolina.
So much so that Bentley said the quarterbacks might even meet up in Greenville, S.C., and go on a double date.
“I told some guys earlier, he dates a volleyball player, so do I,” Bentley said, “so we were going to go double date up in Greenville at some point and time before the season starts, so that would be pretty cool.”
Bentley said he has been impressed working beside Fromm in the offseason.
“You watch Jake (Fromm), and he’s just very consistent as far as how he plays, he doesn’t miss many throws,” Bentley said. “He’s very detail oriented, just sitting with him in the meeting room, and how he goes about his business is very professional.”
NFL scouts have noticed both Fromm and Bentley, both of whom could be in the 2020 NFL Draft class.
The quarterbacks have both been trained at QB Country in Mobile, Ala., by David Morris.
Bentley, who led South Carolina to a bowl win over Michigan his freshman season, impressed at the Manning Camp.
Jim Nagy, a former NFL scout with four Super Bowl rings who’s now executive director of the Senior Bowl, heaped praise.
“Walked away from Manning Passing Academy last Friday night impressed with @GamecockFB QB Jake Bentley—and that was before he won “Air It Out” competition,” Nagy said. “Ball was coming out quicker and cleaner than past years.”
Walked away from Manning Passing Academy last Friday night impressed with @GamecockFB QB Jake Bentley—and that was before he won “Air It Out” competition. Ball was coming out quicker and cleaner than past years. Could mean a big year for @Edwards_Bryan4. #thedraftstartsinMobile pic.twitter.com/IFAO38Vs8t
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) July 1, 2019
Kirby Smart also had positive things to say about Bentley, who the Bulldogs will play host to in Sanford Stadium on Oct. 12.
“He’s a leader, he’s a guy who has played,” Smart said of Bentley. “Any time you’re playing a guy with that kind of experience, it’s very similar to Jake (Fromm), except he’s got one whole year on top of that, and they’ve got some good wideouts coming back with them.”
Smart, of course, loves his Jake, too.
“This guy (Fromm) is the epitome of what college football is all about,” Smart said. “Number one, he stands up for the right things, he’s very strong in his faith, he lives it.
“I have a lot of respect for his ability to be who he is, be confident in who he is and still lead our team and not create any jealousy while he’s doing it.”