On Oct. 10, 2015, Jake Fromm had made up his mind to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide, but when former UA defensive coordinator Kirby Smart became the new head coach at Georgia, things changed.

“I grew up a Georgia fan and it’s where I always wanted to go, Fromm recently told Gridiron Now. “With Coach Smart, I built a great relationship with him when he recruited me to Alabama. When he went to Georgia, it kind of opened up great doors for me.”

Fromm flipped to the Bulldogs on March 3, and he sees more top prospects committing to Georgia once they get to check out the atmosphere on campus under the new coaching staff.

“It’s the whole feel,” Fromm said. “There’s just a whole new feel, energy all around Athens. It’s something to get excited about.”

Dawgs fans have certainly gotten excited. Smart was able to maintain and add to a top-10 recruiting class for 2016, and already has 11 pledges, including Fromm, on board for a 2017 class ranked No. 5 nationally by 247Sports Composite.

The four-star signal-caller from Warner Robins, Ga. is considered the No. 3 pro-style prospect of the 2017 class. He could potentially be one of three elite quarterbacks on campus during the 2018 season, sandwiched on the depth chart between Jacob Eason, the five-star headliner of the 2016 class, and Trevor Lawrence, a five-star 2018 prospect strongly considering UGA.

Fromm was one of three SEC pledges to be named to the Elite 11 as part of Nike’s competition camp series for top high school athletes.