Class of 2017 four-star quarterback Jake Fromm has South Carolina on his radar, along with Ole Miss and Alabama, and Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier appears to be ready to go the extra mile in order to land the prized recruit out of Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, near Macon.
According to 247 Sports, as reported by College Spun, Spurrier has told Fromm that he will coach for another six years if he commits to South Carolina. That means this season and the next, plus all four years that Fromm would potentially attend school.
During an official visit with the Gamecocks on Friday, Class of 2017 quarterback Jake Fromm (Warner-Robins, Ga./Houston County) told TheBigSpur.com that Spurrier told him he would “stay at South Carolina six more years” if the talented signal caller committed to the Gamecocks.
That’s a lofty promise from Spurrier, who turned 70 earlier this spring. Though he appears to be in good health and in great shape for his age, would he really be able to handle the high-stress job for another six years just for the sake of landing a prized recruit?
Moreover, suppose that Spurrier is the only reason Fromm would commit to South Carolina? If Spurrier has to step down for any reason between now and 2017, Fromm could end up de-committing and heading elsewhere.
Either way, it’s kind of awesome to see Spurrier remaining so passionate about coaching and the duties that go with it, so this writer is kind of hoping that Fromm commits just so that fans can remain watching Spurrier coach despite his age.
After all, longtime Miami Hurricanes coach Howard Schnellenberger was 77 when he finally coached his last game for Florida Atlantic, so why should Spurrier be any exception?
Campus Sports will update Fromm’s recruitment as more information becomes available.
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