Quarterback Jake Fromm will look to lead Georgia to a win in what will be his first career SEC start when the Bulldogs host No. 17 Mississippi State at 7 p.m. Saturday (ESPN).
Fromm is a freshman with a strong recruiting pedigree. He helped lead the Bulldogs to a win in their season-opening game against Appalachian State as well as a win at Notre Dame.
Here’s what you need to know about Fromm:
1. Jake Fromm was an Alabama commit
Before flipping to the Bulldogs, Jake Fromm was a member of Alabama’s recruiting class. But after Kirby Smart became the coach at Georgia, Fromm flipped his pledge and opted to play for the in-state Bulldogs. Fromm is from Warner Robins, Ga., and played for Houston County High School.
2. Jake Fromm was a key figure in Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class
Fromm was a factor in helping the Bulldogs land a number of recruits. He appeared in two different DawgNation commitment videos, along with 5-star freshman Richard Lecounte. Fromm was the No. 3 quarterback in the 2017 class and the No. 44 player in the country, per the 247Sports composite.
3. Jake Fromm took over for Jacob Eason after Eason got hurt
Fromm entered the season opener early after Jacob Eason sustained a left knee injury. The freshman completed 10 of 15 pass attempts for 143 yards and a touchdown. Smart had a plan for Fromm to get in the game. Eason has been ruled out this week as he deals with a knee sprain.
“If you guys knew how well this guy prepares, as a student of the game, even in the summertime in 7-on-7,” senior linebacker Davin Bellamy said. “The guy is the real deal.”
4. Jake Fromm has gotten rave reviews from Dan Mullen
In his first three games, Fromm has done a good job of taking care of the ball. He’s thrown 5 touchdowns to just 1 interception.
And his early play has drawn great reviews from quarterback guru and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen.
“You see a lot of what you look for in a quarterback. You can see he has that competitive swagger,” Mullen said on Thursday. “They do a really good job of not putting the game always on his shoulders. He has that leadership and that attitude that you look for at the quarterback position.”
5. Jake Fromm put up huge numbers in high school
In his high school career, Fromm put up monster numbers, throwing for 12,745 yards and 116 touchdowns in 46 career games, falling just 280 yards shy of Deshaun Watson’s Georgia state record. Fromm is listed at 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds.
Jake Fromm’s 2017 stats
He’s completed 34 of 57 passes for 449 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. He’s 2-0 as a starter.