Yesterday brought Alabama two pieces of bad news for the 2017 class. The first was that Alabama lost a RB commitment, 4-star Cam Akers. Brent has your story here.
I'm here to bring you the other piece of the doo doo sandwich to snack on.
Alabama's main QB target for the class of 2017, Jake Fromm, decommitted from Alabama yesterday...even more appalling, he immediately drove from Warner Robbins to Athens
to pledge his soul to Bumpkin Lucifer to commit to Kirby Smart's Dawgs. Talk about a heel-turn, eh?
Fromm, out of Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, is the No. 148 player in the ESPN Junior 300 and the sixth-ranked pocket-passing quarterback in the 2017 class. He originally committed to Alabama on Oct. 10, 2015, but he told the Crimson Tide staff Wednesday that he was having a change of heart and drove to Athens and committed to Georgia the same day.
We knew Kirby would excel in the Atlanta area, where he has done some of his finest (and alleged by others, quite negative) 'crootin over the years. Thanks for the seven years of service, dude, but you need to knock this off.
Anyway. you'll come crawling back in three years when Florida is dominating the East. (Just kidding, we knew these things would happen.)
Fromm is regarded as one of the smartest at his position, and his loss leaves the Tide in a bit of a lurch. To-date, Alabama has offered four pro-style QBs -- two have committed (Clemson and UGA) and three dual-threat guys, and two of those have committed, as well (A&M, TCU.)
I'll let Brent and CB elaborate more on realistic targets for the Tide, but a QB decommitting going into a senior year greatly impairs the ability of the staff to get eyeballs on other guys or get them into camp and evaluate them.
Roll Tide, anyway.