Final Evaluation: Chris Frey

Just days away from National Signing Day, Spartan Digest gives our final evaluations on the members of the 2014 Michigan State recruiting class. This is not a star ranking, but a look at a prospects overall physical ability and on field ability.

The secret to the success Michigan State has enjoyed since Mark Dantonio took over the Spartans football programs has been finding athletes who fit their style of play and by developing players who have yet to reach their full potential.

In our final evaluation series, we look at more than just highlight film as we evaluate athletic ability and future potential.

We work on a 1-to-5 scale in each area with five being the highest grade a prospect can receive.

SPARTAN DIGEST GRADING SCALE

Prospect needs major work in area: = 1
Prospect rough on the edges in area: = 2
Prospect is where he should be in area: = 3
Prospect shows major promise in area: = 4
Prospect is above average in area: = 5

HEIGHT, WEIGHT & SPEED

Chris Frey brings great physical size with a frame capable of adding more weight without losing athletic ability. Some may question his overall speed; however, he's very deceptive in this area and should have no problem adjusting to the college game. Grade: 4

QUICKNESS, AGILITY & BALANCE

While we talked about his speed being a question, Frey does a great job of changing direction and shows the balance and agility needed to get past the junk on the field. Grade: 4

STRENGTH, EXPLOSION & BODY FLEXIBILTY

Really like this area out of Frey as he brings the elements needed to play at a high level with his recoil in the lower body. Growth in upper body development will come with time in Spartans strength program but the explosiveness is there to combine brute strength and explosive play to have power on the field. Grade: 3

ON FIELD FUTURE PROJECTIONS

While others in the class out of Ohio may have received more talk, Frey has no problem of playing fast on the field and with his ability to change direction will be a sideline to sideline player at the college level. Look for a year of growth and the fight will be on to keep the Upper Arlington (Ohio) product off the field in some capacity. Grade: 4


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