Lehighton, Pa., running back Robbie Frey is a solid prospect from Eastern Pennsylvania that has schools from all over the Midwest and the East recruiting him.
At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, Frey does not have any scholarship offers at this point, but that might change this spring when coaches travel to his school to evaluate him in person. He's also done some evaluating of schools on his own – taking in junior days at Akron and Kent back in March.
"The facilities at Kent were nice, and they have a new recreation center," Frey said. "They also have new turf, and the coaching staff seemed really nice."
Akron also made a good impression on him.
"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.
"They (Akron and Kent State) are at the top because they are the only ones I have gotten to go see, I hope go see more schools this spring and summer."
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.