Solano's Jacob Fry hopes for an opportunity

Because he played for a team that struggled this fall, Solano LB Jacob Fry (6-2, 215) is a player that hasn't gotten a lot of attention as far as recruiting is concerned. He's hoping things change in the near future as more schools get a look at his highlight tape so he can figure out where he will finish his college football career.

Fry prepped at Franklin High School in Elk Grove, Ca. and was a full-qualifier but he planned to focus on academics once he got to college. However, things took a turn and now he wants to keep playing the game he loved growing up.

"I was just going to go to school and focus on academics, but I didn't make it into the school I had planned to go to, so I was real close to Solano and decided to go there instead," Fry told from Missouri where he had traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday. "I got here and I wanted to start playing again so I came out and things have really worked out for me. Now I really want to keep playing if I can."

Fry led the Falcons with 96 tackles, 11.5 tackles-for-loss and nine sacks while also blocking two kicks.

"I can play almost anywhere a team wants me to play," Fry said humbly. "I can use my speed (4.6) and play outside or I can play inside. I really don't care, I just want to play."

Besides Fry's outstanding speed and athleticism, he's also a beast in the weight room maxing out on the bench at 385 pounds and it's that combination that allowed him to be an All-Conference player and a candidate to be named to the All-State team when it's all said and done.

Recruiting hasn't been much of a focus for him since his season was going on, but he hopes some schools will take a look at him and like what they see.

"UCLA and Oregon both said they liked me as a possible walk-on, but I'm hoping to get an offer to play somewhere," Fry said. "Midland College has offered me and I'm already fully qualified for UC-Davis so I have some options, but I'm hoping somebody likes what they see in me so I can have a chance to play at the highest level.

"Oregon is the school I'm really interested in, but honestly I just want the chance to play so it really doesn't matter at this point who shows interest in me."

Because Fry was a full-qualifier out of high school he can leave at any time, but he will finish his AA degree in December and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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