There could be some “family feuds” at future SEC football games for the Georgia Bulldogs.
At least two current UGA players, including quarterback Jake Fromm, have brothers that play at rival SEC schools.
Another is Cade Mays, the rising sophomore who is battling to be the No. 1 right guard for the Bulldogs. His younger brother, 4-star offensive lineman Cooper Mays, committed to Tennessee this weekend.
There’s a family connection there, as the father of the two brothers, Kevin Mays, earned All-SEC honors at offensive line while playing at Tennessee during the 1994 season. Also, the Mays family still resides in Knoxville, Tenn., the campus location of the Volunteers.
If you remember, Cade was a 5-star recruit who was once committed to Tennessee, but backed off that pledge shortly before the Volunteers fired Butch Jones — eventually ending up at Georgia. Cade stands 6-foot-6, 318 pounds, while his younger brother is listed at 6-2.5 and 275 pounds. Cooper reported a Georgia offer, but it’s not clear how both parties truly felt about each other.
“I was told they (college scouts) loved how (Cooper) played from coaches all over America,” Cooper’s high school coach, Steve Matthews, told the Knoxville News. “But they asked, ‘How big is he going to get?’
“(Tennessee) coach (Jeremy) Pruitt told me to my face over a year ago, ‘I don’t care how big he is. He is the type of player we want at Tennessee. He’s a high priority for us.'”
With regards to Fromm, he has twin younger brothers: One of them, Dylan Fromm, also plays quarterback and signed with Mercer University, while Tyler Fromm signed with Auburn over Florida as a 3-star tight end. He did not report an offer from UGA.
Tyler, who is listed at 6-5, 225 pounds and stands much taller than his brothers, told the Montgomery Advertiser that Jake was proud of his Auburn decision: “He wants me to go somewhere where I will play and make an impact.” Jake will get the sibling showdown this season when Georgia plays Auburn, while Cade will have to wait another year since his brother still has to complete his senior year of high school.
There’s another UGA standout who will be playing with or against his brother in the SEC. Azeez Ojulari is a rising sophomore outside linebacker with enormous potential for the Bulldogs. His younger brother is BJ Ojulari, who is a 4-star defensive end out of Marietta (Ga.) High School.
The younger Ojulari is considering UGA, along with Alabama, Auburn, Florida and LSU, among others.