Growing Interest for RB

Sometimes all it takes is that one offer to spark some initial interest in a prospect. Keeping that in mind, things should start picking up for Pennsylvanian running back prospect Robbie Frey. Riva catches up with Frey to talk recruiting and the interest around Penn State.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound running back from Lehighton Area High School in Lehighton, Pa. has already put up tremendous high school stats as well as solid measureables at camps and combines.

"It's been different," Frey said. "This is my first year coming into it, with all of the coaches coming in. it was exciting, but making me nervous. I got to see a lot of colleges and meet a lot of really good football players. It's a fun process."

After a strong combine performance, in which he was clocked at 4.47 in the 40-yard dash, and a solid high school career which saw him land All-State honors as a junior, the Zips of Akron extended an offer recently.

"I got my first offer last week from Akron," Frey said. "I've been contacted by Temple, Villanova, Penn State, Delaware, Michigan, Syracuse, Kent State, and others."

"Some of them are recruiting me as a running back, some are thinking defensive back," Frey said.

But where are the Nittany Lions recruiting Frey to play?

"I talked to Mike McQueary and he said he could see me as a safety, a strong safety," Frey said. "They want to recruit me as a defensive back."

With respect to Penn State, Frey said that he is hoping in getting an offer from the Nittany Lions.

"I grew up being a Penn State so of course I'm interested in getting an offer," Frey said. "I'm going to be going to [Penn State's] senior camp on the 23rd and 24th to get to know the coaches more. I have a high interest in going to Penn State."

Although Frey primary plays running back for Lehighton, he does have some experience playing safety.

"I did play safety at the beginning of the year but the coaches were giving me 40 carries per game, so then I just stayed on offense," Frey said. "But the three games I did play, I had three or four interception and a bunch of tackles."

Still, while he has experience at multiple positions, Frey indicated that his preference is at running back, although he said he has not qualms about ultimately making a switch to defense in college.

"I'd like to be a running back but I pretty much just want to play football," Frey said. "I would like the coaches to give me a chance at running back, but defense would be my second option."


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