"The program at Louisville just has so much going on there," Froman said. "The facilities are far superior to anything that I have seen and that probably put them over the top."
Froman visited Colorado State last weekend and had narrowed his list down to the Rams and Cardinals. Froman's visit to Louisville sealed the deal for the Cardinals.
Colorado State and will sign with
the Cardinals this week.
Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe recently told the media was 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 recently. "I run a 4.46 forty so I can scramble when I need to also. So I think it's a real good fit."
Though Froman 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, earning NoCal Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2008.
Froman now joins a crowded field in the race to replace Cantwell, along with sophomore Matt Simms, juniors Justin Burke, a transfer from NC State, and Tyler Wolfe, and redshirt freshman Zack Stoudt. Louisville also has a verbal commitment from Washington (Coolidge) D.C. standout Emmanuel Yeager.
"I'm looking for the whole package," Froman told InsideTheVille.com before his visit to Louisville. "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."
Froman will sign with Louisville on Wednesday, Dec. 17. He'll enroll at Louisville in January and compete for the starting quarterback job during spring practice.