June 22, 2009

Dearborn linebacker Nores Fradi has the Chippewas high on his list

Arguably one of the most underrated players in the state of Michigan is Dearborn linebacker Nores Fradi. All the hard-hitting Fradi did last year was tally 150 tackles (90 solo), two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. As a result he became one of the most feared defensive players in the state .

"I've got really good ball reading skills" said Fradi. "I take good angles and I'm able to read the play before it happens and beat the offensive lineman to the ball and make the tackle".

Adding to his terrific ball skills and statistics, Fradi also turned in an impressive showing at Michigan State's football camp and made the SpartanMag.com sleeper team.

"Fradi is a prospect that the MAC schools are in love with, as evidence by his offers from Akron, Ohio and Central Michigan. What has kept his stock slightly down from a BCS perspective is that he is not the biggest kid in the world at 5-foot-11, 200-pounds. With that said, he was right up there with Max Bullough when it came to the drills. The angle he took on players, his ability to pursue and breakdown on players was impressive. If he doesn't end up at a BCS school, he is an All-MAC linebacker waiting to happen" added Matt Dorsey of SpartanMag.com.

The camp was also great experience for Fradi and a chance for him to compete with the best players from around the Midwest.

"It was a chance for me to compete with the best players and I think I did really well with the agility and positional drills. I think I was one of the best and really, I impressed myself. My coach was also very impressed and I think I made a great impression".

Currently Fradi has offers from Central Michigan, Ohio and Akron and he is receiving some interest from Michigan State as well. All those schools may have some ground to make up on the Chippewas though.

"My top four is Central Michigan, Akron, Toledo and Michigan State, but Central Michigan is definitely my number one" added Fradi on his top schools.

What has separated the Chippewas from the other schools so far?

"I really like CMU, they have nice facilities and I really like the coaches. I had a good camp there last year and I've had a lot of fun every time I've been there. The players all seem like really good guys too, and their fun to be around" said Fradi.

Also aiding the Chippewas is the relationship Fradi has developed with Central Michigan's most recent hire and Fradi's main recruiter, defensive end's and associate head coach Steve Stripling.

"Coach Stripling and I have a really good relationship. I call him every week and email him all the time just to let him know what I'm up to and stuff".

Fradi had mentioned earlier that he would like to make an early decision, and that appears to still be the case.

"Yep, still want to make a decision before my senior season, I just don't want to deal with it during the season" commented Fradi.
While a college decision may be on the way soon, Fradi has not let it distract him from the upcoming season and his goals with Dearborn High School.

"We have a pretty good team coming back, on defense we have eight returning starters and on offense we have seven. We have a new field coming in as well, so it should be an exciting year and we want to make an impact in the playoffs".

There is also an added responsibility for Fradi next year.

"I'm also going to be the starting running back next year. I'll have to make the transition conditioning wise, but I believe I have the ability to make an impact rushing between the tackles and catching thr bal out of the backfield" said the soon to be two way starter.

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