Brian Schottenheimer Was Almost Responsible For Jake Fromm Not Coming To Georgia
Brian Schottenheimer was the former Georgia offensive coordinator under Mark Richt in 2015, a year of offensive play calling UGA fans would like to forget.
In addition to UGA fans, there was one high schooler who also was not too fond of the former offensive coordinator. According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, then Houston County quarterback Jake Fromm also was not Schottenheimer’s biggest fan.
Fromm’s disinterest in Schottenheimer did not take long to arise. From the first question – “do you have any offers?” – Fromm had already made up his mind on the play caller.
At that moment, Fromm had already held a number of big-time offers from power-5 schools, Schlabach wrote.
“Jake is pretty quick,” Emerson Fromm, Jake’s father, said. “He either likes you or he doesn’t. When Schottenheimer asked him that, it just really turned him off. Jake was just disinterested after that.”
Emerson made it clear that Georgia was always Fromm’s dream school. When Schottenheimer was not retained by Kirby Smart, Smart’s first offer was to Fromm, who would later commit in March of 2016.
To read Schlabach’s wonderfully written profile on Jake Fromm: click here