Spring Bringing Excitement to Bearcats Safety

With week one of Cincinnati spring practices in the books, Bearcat Insider caught up with red shirt freshman safety Drew Frey. The Wilmington native shared his thoughts on how his spring has gone thus far, coming off of a dislocated soldier and looking forward to the Bearcats' upcoming season.

“I love it,” said Frey of spring ball.  “I was out for a little while from an injury, but to get back onto the field, run around a little bit, it’s been a lot of fun.”


After dislocating his soldier back at camp last season, saying Frey is excited to be healthy and back on the field would be an understatement.  With his injury healing up, Frey is ready for the spring and ready for football.


“I’m pretty close to 100 percent,” said Frey of his soldier.  “Now it’s more of a mental thing, not to think about it.  I’ve got full range, full strength back so I’m good to go.”


Now that Frey’s physically prepared for football, it’s the mental aspect he now has to focus on.


“It’s a major difference coming from in the meeting room to on the field.  There’s a huge transition,” said Frey.  “Everything’s about speed, really.  Everything you’ve got to do has got to be a quick mental process through your mind, then you’ve got to hit it at a fast pace at all times.”


Again showing his enthusiasm to simply be on the field Frey added, “It’s just a blast; I love running around out here.”


While he’s ready to “hit it”, things aren’t all fun and games for the 6’-4”, 212 lb. safety.  Frey realizes that while he’s having fun this spring, he’s got plenty to work on if he hopes to become a starting member of the Bearcat’s nationally ranked defense.


“Technique, definitely,” said Frey of what he needs to work on and improve the most this spring.  “As a safety, there are so many keys, fundamental kind of stuff, and that’s the stuff I think I need to work on the most with spring ball.”


We’ll continue to watch Frey grow and develop over the course of the spring, Tuesday morning being the next time the ‘Cats hit the field.


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