Jake Fruhmorgen, the seventh ranked offensive tackle in the 2015 recruiting class out of Plant High in Tampa, Florida, earned one start his true freshman season at Clemson and followed up with eight starts this past season for the National Champions. A shoulder injury curtailed his season.
The 6-foot-5, 290 pounder who appears to be best suited to right tackle decided in mid January to request his release from Dabo Swinney due to personal issues. Fruhmorgen is eyeing a few schools, but three that have his attention the most are LSU, Florida and Michigan.
Other schools offering him out of high school were Notre Dame, LSU, Alabama, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Michigan State, Florida State, Ohio State, Louisville, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Virginia, Arizona, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Texas and Auburn.
If he transfers to an FBS institution, Fruhmorgen will be forced to sit of the 2017 campaign due to transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Fruhmorgen comes from good bloodlines. His dad, John, played at guard Alabama, sharping his skills at practice blocking future NFL standouts John Hand, Cornelius Bennett and Derrick Thomas. He was coached by Ray Perkins and Bill Curry while with the Tide.