Jake Fromm has one full season as a high school starting quarterback under his belt.
And that’s enough to inspire a legendary college football head coach to promise another half-dozen years.
The Houston County quarterback made an official visit to South Carolina on Friday, and it was a whopper.
According to 247sports.com, Fromm said Steve Spurrier told him he would “stay at South Carolina for six more years” if Fromm committed to the Gamecocks.
That would put Spurrier, who had a news conference earlier in the week criticizing some recent perceived shots at his age and the program’s status, at 75 years old for Fromm’s senior season in college.
The rising junior is a four-star recruit who was offered scholarships during his freshman year by Cincinnati, North Carolina and Marshall. Those three programs were joined by a slew more after Fromm passed for 3,628 yards, 31 touchdowns and only five interceptions for the Bears in 2014.
Considering Houston County returns its top two receivers in Georgia commit Darion Anderson (55 catches, 1,262 yards, 18 touchdowns) and Jaylen Searcy (78 catches, 970 yards, four touchdowns), Fromm is a safe bet to come up with another monster year.
In addition to South Carolina, Fromm has been offered by Alabama, Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Nebraska and Miami, to name a few.