Tommy Friberg Flips to Penn State
Written by: Nate Grella on Sunday, April 21st, 2019
PSuper Bowl Sunday. 2019. State College fans on Twitter, while the boring, punt-fest of America’s game was happening, were treated to a surprise commitment from the greatest Quarterback in school history. Tommy Friberg, a two-year starter and the most passing QB in school history , made a commitment to Big 10 Powerhouse Michigan.
Tommy threw for over 4,300 yards with 54 tds . The born and raised State College native committng to a Penn State rival came as a shock to many fans in town, as Friberg took a PWO from the Wolverines over the same offer from the Nittany Lions. “When I visited, I had a really good conversation with all the coaches, I built really good relationships with them, and I really loved the school itself.” Friberg said at the State College Signing Day. “I felt like it was a really good fit for me. Really strong academics, It was a gut feeling. I could see myself there.”
75 Days after Friberg committed to play in Ann Arbor, rumors began swirling about a possible decommitment. Matt Lintal himself was the first to break the news of a recommitment, releasing an updated graphic of players from State High going onto other endeavors. (the graphic also included Tom Bucha, who will play at Bloomsburg)
— Coach Matt Lintal (@SCoachLintal) April 17, 2019
Soon enough, Friberg changed his twitter profile to just three letters “PSU”. Friberg becomes the 5th player in the last 2 years to attend PSU after playing as a Little Lion, joining Collin Deboef, Keaton Ellis, Jaden Seider and Brandon Clark (who transferred to Slippery Rock).
Friberg will play as a TE/ATH which came as the biggest surprise from the recommitment. Weighing in at 200 pounds, and with little to no game experience at the position, Friberg will have to spend time in the weight room to try to get all of his 6’ 5’ frame to college Tight End standards. Friberg did not record any receiving yards in his time as a Little Lion, but rushed for 320 yards in 2018 and 392 yards in 2017 respectively. For Friberg, time will tell if the position switch will pay off, but it’s a certainty that Friberg’s presence in the Tight End room as a nittany Lion will be a positive one.
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