A closer look at Jonathan Freeny

Jonathan Freeny (LB/DE 6-foot-3, 220 Coconut Creek high school) signed his Rutgers letter of intent in front of his schools administration, and his gleaming parents Eddy and Pamela Freeny last Wednesday. Jonathan's father had this to say, "I am most proud of my son's work ethic. We have done our best to keep him grounded and focused on what is important in life."

Jonathan plans on majoring in chemical engineering while at Rutgers. I had the opportunity to see Jonathan participate in the state of Florida regional wrestling tournament. He competed in the 215 lb division and came in third place, which allows him to participate in the state finals. This is very impressive considering it is only his second year participating in the sport of wrestling.

Although not heavily recruited, Jonathan is a steal for the Rutgers football team. He moves very well and is built like a fitness model. Jonathon will probably reach a shredded 255 in the near future, and causing all kinds of problems for opposing offences.

When asked about his choice of schools Jonathan had this to say," The reason I chose Rutgers was because ever since I started talking to the coaches at the university, I liked what they had to offer," said Jonathan, who had offers from FIU and Western Michigan. "They were always straight and up-front with me, and I felt Rutgers was a place for me to grow as a student- athlete."

It was a big year for Jonathan and his Coconut Creek teammates. The team had its strongest season since 1991, finishing at 11-2 with a trip to the Class 5A regional finals. Jonathan had 8 sacks and 2 interceptions. He was invited to play in the Broward North vs South, Broward vs Dade and US vs The World games. He was also named 1st-team All County by the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel.

I asked Jonathan what he looks forward to most about his future at Rutgers. "Joining the family and working to bring a national championship to the home of the Scarlet Knights".

Steve Cisneros was a 2-year football letterwinner at Wichita State University, and the HD Woodson HS QBs and WRs (Washington DC) from 1990-96. During his tenure Steve coached several NFL notables including Byron Leftwich (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Marcus Spriggs (Washington Redskins), and today helps develop QBs ranging from Elementary to the High School ranks.

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