As a junior, Robbie Frey surprised everyone. Himself included. At running back for Lehighton, Frey virtually came out of nowhere to rush for 2,272 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns in addition to three receiving touchdowns and two kick returns for scores.
“It was a different season,” Robby Frey said of his junior campaign. “I wasn’t planning on having the season I had. I didn’t think I’d do as good as I did.”
But Frey’s season turned out to be quite the success. “I got offensive player of the year for the TV station, Channel 13 up here, and in the newspaper, the Times-News, I made First Team All-Conference. [I was also] First Team All-State AAA.” The Pennsylvania Sporting News also listed Frey on their First Team and also named him their offensive Player of the Year.”
After an impressive junior season, matching that in his senior season will certainly be tough, but it’s not out of the question according to the Pennsylvania running back. “We’re hoping to make district playoffs which is before state playoffs,” Frey noted. “I want to try to have a season as good as last year, hopefully better.”
As Frey’s junior tape circulates and he participates in combines and camps such as the Scout.com camp at Rutgers and a Nike Camp, Frey hopes to make an even greater name for himself among colleges. To date, Penn, Connecticut, and Akron have been by his school, Frey has spoken with Virginia Tech coach Billy Hite, and a host of schools have send written correspondence. To date, Wisconsin, Illinois, Miami (Ohio), Miami (Florida), Syracuse, Cincinnati, and others have shown interest in Frey.
“We’re going to go to Virginia Tech for the spring game,” said Frey’s father, Rob Frey. “The 15th of April. [Coach Hite] said he was going to send me some info on it.”
While Tech was not Frey’s favorite growing up, the Hokies have certainly caught his eye early due in part to Tech’s interest in him. “As a kid I always wanted to go to Penn State, so of course I want to see them show interest, but right now I really like Virginia Tech because I’ve talked to Coach Hite and he’s a good guy.”