Former Clemson offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen will transfer to Baylor for the fall semester, according to reports.
Fruhmorgen will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2018. Fruhmorgen, who will have to sit out the 2017 season under NCAA transfer rules, was unavailable for comment Wednesday.
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Coming out of Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, Fruhmorgen was one of the top rated offensive tackles in the country in the 2015 high school class. The four-star recruit was named to the Army All-American Bowl.
The 6-6, 310-pound Fruhmorgen started the first eight games of the 2016 season at right tackle for Clemson before he went down with a shoulder injury.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney later announced that Fruhmorgen had taken a leave of absence from the team for personal reasons before the Tigers went on to win the national championship.
In June, Florida coach Jim McElwain announced Fruhmorgen had transferred to Florida. But he left the school a week later.
The addition of Fruhmorgen will give Baylor some veteran offensive line depth in 2018 since the Bears will lose seniors Maurice Porter, Ishmael Wilson and Tyrae Simmons following the 2017 season.
Fruhmorgen will be the third transfer for Baylor from a Power 5 school as he joins former Tennessee receiver-running back Jalen Hurd and former Texas A&M defensive lineman James Lockhart, who are both sitting out the 2017 season under NCAA transfer rules.