Today was a very special day for the hometown state. Herschel Walker celebrated his 54th birthday. It was also a very special day for Jake Fromm, who decided to decommit from the University of Alabama and commit to the University of Georgia, “his hometown team”.
Walker stood in Fromm’s shoes three decades back, a young star who had the choice to play almost anywhere in the nation. Receiving over a hundred scholarship offers to play collegiate ball, Hershel decided to go where his heart had always been: His hometown and his home state, UGA. Fromm slightly differed from Walker’s story in that he committed to Alabama as his first choice. But after long consideration with friends and family, Jake Fromm had to go with his hometown team, just as Hershel did.
Fromm released his official statement this morning via twitter, “I am announcing my decommitment from the University of Alabama’s football program, and with much thought and prayers from my friends, coaches and most importantly, my family, I am so blessed and so thankful to announce the commitment to my hometown team. I am verbally committing to the University of Georgia…I feel at home and peace with this decision that God has led me to. Go Dawgs.”
Whether it was generations ago from Walker to Fromm, the hometown team holds a special place in everyone’s heart.