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Jake Fromm declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, leaving a huge vacancy under center for the Georgia Bulldogs. Former Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman could be a replacement.

And based on some amateur and professional sleuthing, that may very well be happening. David Wellham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shared Friday that a “Jamie La’Jai Newman from Graham, N.C. (the hometown of the Wake Forest quarterback) has enrolled at Georgia.

“Searches by multiple UGA students, and verified by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, of the UGA online student directory Friday evening produced the name, ‘Jamie La’Jai Newman.’ A search of the online student directory at Wake Forest produced a student by the name of ‘Jamie La’Jai Montrel Newman’ from Graham, N.C., which is the hometown of the Deacons quarterback.”

With Fromm leaving, the Bulldogs are clearly hurting for a viable replacement. Justin Fields’ transfer to Ohio State put this into motion last year, and Fromm’s decision sparked a huge need for Georgia.

Newman, if he is indeed enrolling, could be a nice bridge until Dwan Mathis, a top 150 recruit in 2019, is potentially ready to play after recovering from surgery to remove a cyst on his brain.

In three seasons for the Demon Deacons, Newman passed for 3,959 yards with 35 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.