Lehighton, Pa., running back Robbie Frey has offer No. 1 in the books. The 6-foot, 185-pounder landed his first scholarship offer this week from Akron, according to his father, Rob Frey.
"He visited in March during junior day and liked the campus," Frey said about the Zips' interest in his son. "They also like him as a running back, which is a big thing for me because he wants a shot at that position."
Frey himself said in an earlier interview that he was very impressed with what Akron brings to the table.
"Akron is an exciting place," he said. "They put a lot of money into the school and recently got $60 million dollars put into the football facilities. I got to watch one of their spring practices, and the coaches were really nice. I talked to the running back coach and to the recruiting coordinator. They really seemed interested in me."
Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Cincinnati are other schools showing Frey a lot of interest early on. He's also going to camp for the second year in a row this summer at Penn State.
"I want to feel comfortable and feel comfortable with the coaching staff and get a good education," Frey said. "I'm going to have my dad help me with the recruiting process. It's really neat to experience going to different schools and seeing what the colleges are like."
As a junior, Frey was first team all-conference and was also a first team Associated Press Class AAA all-state pick. He rushed for 2,272 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2005.