Clemson was losing a huge piece of its offensive line when Jake Fruhmorgen decided to transfer out of the program after only his sophomore season. However, he was dealing with some personal issues for much of the season and it seems that he has found a landing spot closer to his Tampa-area home to alleviate some of those issues.
Fruhmorgen was being pursued by LSU and Michigan, but Florida being so close to home and being a school that recruited him out of high school pretty hard certainly helped. Fruhmorgen didn’t initially go to Florida because of coach Will Muschamp being on the hot seat. It looks like Jim McElwain’s assured longevity and ability to take the team to conference title games despite some shaky offensive play might have put Fruhmorgen over the edge.
He will have to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules, but should become a huge anchor on the offensive line when he can play in 2018. The 6’5″, 290-pound offensive tackle brings championship pedigree and beef to a line that really needs it.