Fry is a playmaker from up north

One of the most gifted JC safety prospects in the country this year is Fergus Falls S Korey Fry (6-1, 210) and he's already hearing from several four-year programs. JCFootball.com caught up with the playmaking safety from Minnesota and he updated us on his 2006 season and what he's looking forward to this coming fall.

"Last year I played outside linebacker, but they've moved me to strong safety this year," Fry said recently. "We're playing a new defensive scheme and we're switching to a 3-4 and so they said they wanted me back at safety to help support the run and so they can use my speed in the secondary."

As a freshman in 2006, Fry posted 86 total tackles (57 solo) and 7.5 sacks and earned team captain honors heading into his sophomore season.

"It's an honor that I take very seriously," Fry said. "I'm a leader by my personality, but I really feel good about it and am excited for this season."

He claims a 4.49 forty time and said he has a 330 pound max on the bench and a 33-inch vertical leap.

"My speed and athleticism has taken me quite a ways, but I really want to get more technically sound in shedding blockers," Fry said. "We've been working hard with the linemen using our hands to get into the blocker and then shed them. It's hard to get used to, but it will really help me this fall."

Fry prepped at Oak Park High School in Michigan and was recruited by several Big 10 programs, but he didn't get the necessary core classes in before he graduated so he didn't pass the NCAA Clearinghouse.

"Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa State all were after me in high school, but they had to back off because I didn't qualify," Fry said. "I wish I could have gone D-1 right away, but I'm happy here and I'll get my chance I think."

So far this spring, Fry has been pretty popular with schools from different parts of the country.

"Iowa State, Oregon State, LSU and Utah have all made contact about getting film and letting me know they're interested," Fry said. "I could play linebacker or safety at the next level. It really just depends on where a team sees me developing at. I just want a chance to play and show what I can do."

Fry is on pace to graduate in May of 2008, but there is a chance he could graduate in December allowing him to enroll at the school of his choice in time for spring practices.

Wherever he ends up, Fry will have three years to play two and he wants to major in Psychology. We'll have more from him as we draw closer to the start of the 2007 season.

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