Continuing the Plant Pipeline?

Georgia has had some success recently at Plant High School in Tampa, Fla. Aaron Murray and Orson Charles, then Paris Bostic came from there. Now the Dawgs have offered the next star at Plant...

Plant Head Coach Robert Weiner has had a lot of success at Plant winning multiple state titles over the last decade. He has had some elite talent and three of his top prospects have gone on to sign with the University of Georgia.

Aaron Murray is the starting quarterback at UGA now, Orson Charles made a big impact early before turning professional after three seasons, and Paris Bostic inked with the Dawgs in 2013.

Now UGA is targeting Jake Fruhmorgen, a 6-foot-5, 270 pound offensive tackle out of Plant.

"Coach Weiner does not push his players to any schools and he does not go out of his way to talk about Georgia, but when he does talk about Georgia, he talks highly of the school and the coaches," Fruhmorgen said.

"He has pointed out to me that Georgia is a great school for Plant players and that the players that have gone there from our school have been successful. He doesn't push Georgia or any school, but he thinks his guys can thrive in their system."

The Dawgs would love for Fruhmorgen to thrive in their system. UGA is missing an elite true offensive tackle or two up front, so it reached out to Weiner to offer Fruhmorgen a scholarship last week.

"I have not visited Georgia yet, but I know it is a great school and I have heard a lot about them.

"I was a ball-boy at Plant when Aaron Murray was here, so since he went to Georgia, I have followed them on T.V. I have watched them a lot, I like how they play, and I will take a trip up there soon."

UGA head coach Mark Richt let the Scout 300 junior know that the Dawgs want him to keep that Plant pipeline going.

"After Coach Weiner told me about the Georgia offer, I did speak with Coach Richt and that was great," said Fruhmorgen. "He told me that he and his coaches are excited about me as a player and that they really want to get me up there. It was nice to speak with Coach Richt."

The offer from the Dawgs put the four-star tackle over 20. He is being pursued by schools across the country. Notre Dame offered him on Monday, his father played at Alabama, and a decision is likely to come early in 2014.

"Coach Weiner kind of pushes for us to make our decision early so we can enjoy our senior year, so I think I will commit before spring practice or right after it.

"It will probably be somewhere in that timeline, but I am not exactly when yet. I have to take some more visits. I have only been to Florida this season so far, so there is a lot more for me to see."

Fruhmorgen is the No. 11 offensive tackle in the country on Scout.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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