WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Donkey.
That’s not because “Let me Ride that Donkey” was Jake Fromm’s walk-up song in baseball halfway through the season at Houston County this year. That’s just the name the UGA quarterback commit was given by his father growing up back when he was 11.
Fromm was nicknamed Donkey during his youth baseball days. He hit a bunch of home runs and a youth baseball coach called him that.
It stuck. That’s the name his father has used for him since then.
DawgNation visited with Fromm in Houston County on Wednesday on the heels of winning a state championship in baseball for Houston County on Tuesday night.
Check out the chat here.
What is he all about?
“If you don’t remember anything else about Jake, then just remember that picture of him holding up that bass with a Georgia hat on,” his father Emerson Fromm said. “That’s what he is all about. Just a simple easy going and hard-working kid.”
Fromm went 3-for-8 with six runs batted in during the Class 5A state baseball championship series. He hit approximately .320 for the year with five home runs. He hit his only two home runs of the postseason in the state championship series against Loganville.
Neither of those home runs came in his final at-bat, but one traveled more than 100 feet beyond the fence and was one of the longest shots of his career.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges. Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.