TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – According to BamaOnline, Nick Saban and crew have picked up a new 2017 commitment in the form of quarterback Jake Fromm from Warner Robins, Georgia.
— BamaOnline (@BamaOnline247) October 10, 2015
Fromm is ranked as the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the 2017 class, according to the industry generated 247Sports Composite, and he committed to Alabama over offers from Ole Miss, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Miami, Kentucky, Samford, Marshall and Cincinnati. Alabama’s 2017 class now features eight commitments with the addition of Fromm, and is now ranked No. 2 nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings Fromm may have tipped his hand a bit earlier today on Twitter when he announced that he may be committing soon. That “hint” came directly after a tweet that relayed that he was visiting Alabama today, and his commitment came just in time for him to take in the Tide’s (4-1) SEC matchup against the (2-3) Arkansas Razorbacks:
Bama today 🐘 — Jake Fromm (@FrommJake) October 10, 2015
Hopefully committing soon 👀
— Jake Fromm (@FrommJake) October 10, 2015
Alabama and Arkansas kick off at 7:00 p.m. (EST) from Bryant-Denny Stadium, a game which you can watch nationally on ESPN.
The Crimson Tide’s newest commit will be watching the game in person.
Today’s U Initial Scouting Report
Fromm is 6-foot-2, 215 pounds and fits into the mold that Alabama and Saban look for in a quarterback. He’ll be able to drop back and be comfortable in the pocket, but he doesn’t come across simply as a game manager on film.
Fromm has a smooth throw, solid footwork and really appears to see the field well for a young quarterback. You can tell that he’s comfortable scanning the field and checking his reads, and while a lot of that is on the offensive line; part of it is a mindset thing as well for a young quarterback.
He has a pretty deep ball with plenty of arm behind it, but it also has good touch and it’s easy to see that he can be a very accurate quarterback. Fromm’s not afraid to make the tough throw and he does a nice job of leading his receivers. He can find small windows and hit them with good—not great—zip behind the ball, and he does display a bit of elusiveness in the pocket when things break down.
It’s rather obvious that Alabama’s newest quarterback commitment is very talented, and he’s got plenty of time to continue developing before he even things about seeing the field for the Crimson Tide. Fromm has a chance to do some big things in Saban’s system, though, so it’s going to be very interesting to see how these next few years play out for him. He has the talent to be a very notable addition to the Crimson Tide’s program.