Academics Lead Lineman To Huskies

The Connecticut Huskies have made quite an impression during their first year as a football member of the Big East Conference. It wasn't football that enticed it's latest commitment to head to Storrs, it was the academics. The Huskies landed their ninth verbal commitment for the class of 2005.

Last season Titusville (FL) offensive lineman Bobby Fry (6-4, 280, 5.4) spent the season on the sidelines after suffering a torn ACL. After a remarkable rehabilitation Fry has developed into one of the best-kept secrets in Florida. Fry couldn't hide from Randy Edsall and his staff as the Huskies offered him back in August after they viewed his sophomore video and his team's spring game.

Early last week Fry decided it was time to make a decision on the college of his choice. He sat with offers from Connecticut and Temple, while he was receiving interest from Navy, Air Force, Eastern Michigan, Louisville, and Penn State. The decision was easy.

"We've done a lot of research and UConn is one of the top 25 academic D-1 schools in the country." Said Fry

"I called coach (Terry) Richardson on Tuesday and told him I wanted to commit to the Huskies, he then handed the phone to coach Edsall."

What was the coach's reaction?

"They sounded pretty excited."

All of the hard work has paid off as the big lineman is glad it's over.

"I can now concentrate on school and football."

Titusville is currently 3-5 as they play in a very competitive 4A classification in Brevard County. Fry is a very solid student who carries a 3.9 GPA while taking advanced placement courses. He scored 1230 on the SAT.

There is one negative about Fry's decision, it's rather bittersweet for his father (Earl).

"He's very proud, but he's upset he won't get to see me play all the time."

Fry will take his official visit to Storrs on December 3rd; it will be his first ever trip there.

"I've read enough, and saw their media guide. We have done a lot of research so I know I made the right choice."

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