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Tre Frederick to play football at Randolph Macon

Tre Frederick signs with Randolph Macon College to play football with (seated) his parents, Chris and L.J. Frederick, (standing, from left) his godfather Craig Dance and West Johnston athletic director and football coach Jimmy Williams.
Tre Frederick signs with Randolph Macon College to play football with (seated) his parents, Chris and L.J. Frederick, (standing, from left) his godfather Craig Dance and West Johnston athletic director and football coach Jimmy Williams. cbest@newsobserver.com

Parents: Chris and L.J. Frederick

High School: West Johnston

Height, Weight: 5-foot-9, 170 pounds

Also Considered: N.C Wesleyan, Methodist, Campbell (school only)

Why Randolph Macon? “It’s just a place full of great people and had everything I was looking for in a school: great football tradition, great coaching and a college with a great educational opportunity.”

Major: Political Science

Notable: Tre joins a string of players from Johnston County headed for the tradition rich, small Virginia college program. He projects to play an offensive skill position for RMC, likely slot receiver. Whatever the position is, he’ll probably adjust quickly since he darted all over the football field in his four-year career at West. He has played running back, receiver and cornerback as well as on every special team for the Wildcats. … He was a three-year varsity football player and a two-year varsity baseball and basketball player. He helped West win the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference baseball title as a senior and make the playoffs in football, scoring nine touchdowns during a senior season in which he missed several games because of an injury. … Tre wants to develop softer hands and get his 40-yard dash time down to 4.4 seconds. … He was very active in the West FCA, chorus and theater in addition to his athletic exploits. … Tre says his future may be in politics or the law field. He will minor in theater and chorus.

West Johnston coach Jimmy Williams: “Tre is a top-shelf kid. I just hate that he got hurt his senior season. But he impressed me even then. The way he would coach guys up and edify his teammates while he was out was really impressive, as impressive as he was athletically. … He has a very bright future and found a great fit at Randolph Macon.”

Compiled by D. Clay Best

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