Even though Georgia didn't offer, Auburn and Gus Malzahn have notched an unconventional victory over Jake Fromm and the Bulldogs before the 2018 campaign has even begun.
Three-star 2019 prospect Tyler Fromm, younger brother of UGA quarterback Jake, has committed to Auburn, the 6-foot-5 tight end announced Saturday afternoon on Twitter.
"I have officially committed to Auburn University. Ready to get this class going and War Eagle," Fromm said.
His brother’s reigning SEC champs weren't in the running; however, Fromm did choose the Tigers over conference foes Florida and LSU.
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Fromm’s verbal is to an Auburn team that has been in a tight end conundrum since C.J. Uzomah left for the NFL in 2014. Malzahn signed a pair of tight ends last season -- John Samuel Shenker and Sal Canmella -- but Chip Lindsey’s offense still saw little to no production from the position in the passing game (Shenker redshirted and Cannella caught three passes).
Fromm’s primary recruiter, tight ends and H-backs coach Larry Porter, could change that.
“Larry Porter has done a good job,” Malzahn said this spring. “Just trying to develop some depth at the position, and we’ve really worked hard with our tight ends ... I know we’ve had more tight end work with our hand down than what we’ve had probably the last few springs.”
The Warner Robins, Georgia, product Fromm can reap any benefits that may come from those improvements, as the 225-pounder caught 43 passes for 529 yards and five touchdowns in his junior season.
The No. 24 tight end in the nation (247Sports Composite) is the seventh verbal in Auburn’s 2019 class, joining quarterback Bo Nix, wideout George Perkins, corner Cordale Flott, center Jakai Clark, athlete Jaylin Simpson and linebacker Owen Pappoe.
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