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Jamie Newman transfers to Georgia, in line to replace Jake Fromm as QB1

Less than two weeks after his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal, Jamie Newman announced his commitment to Georgia. Newman, after his record-setting 2019 season with Wake Forest, will head to Athens to play for Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs. Newman is a graduate transfer; he’s in line to replace Jake Fromm, who declared this week for the 2020 NFL Draft, as QB1 in Athens.

In his first season as Wake Forest’s full-time starter, Newman helped lead the Deacons to an 8-5 record. Newman emerged as one of the best deep-ball passers in the country; he also completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns. A powerful interior rusher, too, Newman ran for six touchdowns in 2019.