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The Florida Gators have added a big prospect to their offensive line as tackle Jake Fruhmorgen has chosen to transfer to the program from Clemson.
Fruhmorgen chose Florida over LSU and will enroll over the summer, according to multiple reports including TigerNet.com and 247Sports.com.
“It’s just the best place for me. I built a great relationship with the coaches at Florida and it is the best fit,” Fruhmorgen told TigerNet.
At 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds, Fruhmorgen started one of the 11 games he played as a true freshman in 2015 and became the starter at right tackle for the eventual national champions in 2016, playing the first eight games of the season before suffering a shoulder injury, missing the Florida State game and eventually leaving the program for personal reasons.
At the time, Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney noted that Fruhmorgen had some personal family issues and was in absolutely no trouble with the program. “He’s as committed a guy as I’ve been around, as hardworking as I’ve been around. He’s the model of what you’d want as a player,” Swinney told the local media in November 2016.
A former four-star prospect and the No. 119 overall player in the Class of 2015, Fruhmorgen played at Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, and will join the Gators with two years of eligibility remaining. He will be forced to sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules.