Lehighton, Pa. running back prospect Robbie Frey made a verbal commitment Saturday night after narrowing his choices down to Akron and UConn. “I committed to UConn,” Frey said.
The 6-foot-0, 185-pound product of Lehighton Area High School claimed that his choice really came down to two broad categories. “In the end I had to weigh out the positives and negatives of both the football program and education,” Frey said. “When I looked at UConn they won me over because the football program is booming lately, but also Coach (Randy) Edsall works his kids on the field and in the classroom, which is what I liked the most.”
After Frey made his decision on Saturday evening, he knew who to call first -- “I called Coach Edsall last night to tell him that I was committing,” Frey said. “He said that he was really excited and that I will hear from them soon to set up an official visit.”
While Frey has yet to schedule his official visit to UConn, Husky fans can rest easy with his commitment -- “I do not plan on taking any other visits,” Frey said.
UConn has recruited Frey as a running back but he realizes that nothing is set in stone. “They recruited me as a running back which is where I would like to play,” Frey said. “I also played free safety and I am willing to play another position if running back doesn’t work out -- but I want to give it a shot at running back first.”
Frey could be seen running through defenses last year at Lehighton Area High School on is way to 2,272 rushing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 150 receiving yards. Frey’s spectacular junior season also earned him first team Associated-Press Class AAA All-State honors.
Frey had one last comment to send out to his future Husky fans, “I just want to tell the fans that I am looking forward to coming up and helping the program further,” Frey said.