Froman visiting Louisville before deciding

Adam Froman, a prolific quarterback from Santa Rosa (CA) College, will make his college decision early next week. Last week, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound gun-slinger visited Colorado State. Now, Froman is set for one final visit to Louisville before making his decision.

With his trip to Colorado State behind him, Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe flew into California Monday to pay Adam Froman a visit before the talented quarterback makes his official visit to Louisville this weekend.

"I'm real interested in Louisville," Froman said. "I've been talking to coach Kragthorpe for probably a little over a month now. He was out here on Monday to talk to me and I've had this visit set up for a couple weeks. So I'm excited to get out there and see what they got. I've seen a lot of good things on the Internet and I'm looking forward to seeing it in person."

Though Froman, who runs a 4.46 forty, played wide receiver last season at Santa Rosa, he made a big impact as a quarterback as a sophomore, completing 278 of 449 passes for 3,842 yards and 40 touchdowns with only 11 interceptions. He earned NorCal Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2008.


Adam Froman will choose between Louisville
and Colorado State next week.

"I got to sit down a talk with him (Kragthorpe) and my parents were there and got to meet him so that was good," Froman said. "He watched a little bit of film on me and he answered the questions I had about the school and the program. I got a good feel for them."

Kragthorpe recently told the media he's looking for a quarterback who can ‘manufacture plays' with his feet when plays break down, as well as spreading the field in the passing game. With 4.46 speed and a strong arm, Froman thinks he fits the mold Kragthorpe is looking for.

"We led the state in passing yards per game, completions per game, attempts per game – basically every category we led it out here passing-wise," Froman said. "I run a 4.46 forty so I can scramble when I need to also. So I think it's a real good fit."

Froman said his visit to Colorado State went well and he left Fort Collins impressed with the Rams program. Now, he'll visit Louisville this weekend, compare the two schools and make his decision soon after that trip.

"I went out there (CSU) on an official visit last weekend and was real, real impressed with their program," said Froman. "They're up and coming and their program is heading in the right direction as far as football goes. It's a great town – college town. I can definitely see myself playing there.

"Now I'm going to go to Louisville and I imagine Louisville's going to be the same thing. I imagine I'll fall in love with it. I just have to see which program has more to offer me."

Froman has a short list of factors he'll use to make a decision.

"I'm looking for the whole package," Froman said. "No. 1 is if I'm going to be happy living there at least two years. And No. 2 is the strength of the football program. Louisville is a pretty renowned name in football and the prestige is there. And Colorado State is up and coming and have turned their program around and they're back on track."

Beginning next Wednesday, junior college prospects can sign letters of intent with Division I programs. Froman said he'll make his decision before then and sign with either Louisville or Colorado State on Dec. 17. Heading into his visit to Louisville, the Rams have a slight edge.

"I'll make a decision before signing date on Wednesday," Froman said. "At this point it's Colorado State (as the leader) just because I've already visited them and I was real impressed with everything that they had (to offer). I've got to give Louisville a visit also so I can't say (CSU) is definitely the leader but since I've already been there and checked them out Colorado State has the edge right now."


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