The No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners, led by Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, take on the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs on Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl as they look to advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Ahead of the big game, Mayfield assessed his UGA counterpart and had nothing but praise for the promising freshman.
While speaking to Jake Rowe of 247 Sports, Mayfield praised the energy and charisma that the Georgia signal-caller has, even going as far as to say that he reminds him a little bit of himself.
“You don’t see freshmen commanding an offense very often, for many reasons, but he’s special,” Mayfield said.
“He’s got the talent but it’s just that charisma he has. That’s something that I can kind of recognize. That’s something that I had early on, to take control of a huddle. You feel that energy off of him. He controls that team, but their running backs are very talented.”
As Mayfield noted, Fromm does benefit from an incredible backfield loaded with talented running backs. Of course, that means the Oklahoma defense will be looking to shut down the run and force the freshman to beat them with his arm. If it comes to that, however, everyone seems to believe Fromm has the arm talent to lead his team to victory.
We’ll see how it all plays out in a couple of weeks.
Kickoff between the Bulldogs and Sooners is set for 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.