Fromm was headed to Alabama before Richt was fired and Kirby Smart left the Alabama staff to succeed Richt in Athens. Fromm went with Smart. That opened a scholarship, and Alabama turned to Jones.
And to think that at the time, most Georgia fans’ biggest recruiting-related angst about the Richt firing was a concern that Jacob Eason might not honor his commitment to UGA. Who knew that the domino effect would be much greater?
By the way, another famous athlete played football (and baseball) at Bolles. He shared a jersey number (No. 10) and a last name with Mac Jones. Who would that be, you may wonder? His name is Chipper Jones.