The WPIAL has gained another FBS commitment as Saturday night, Moon Class of 2022 offensive lineman Trent Fraley announced his commitment to the Marshall Thundering Herd following a recent visit to the school.
— Trent Fraley (@fraley_trent) June 27, 2021
Fraley spoke to Pittsburgh Sports Now regarding his big decision.
“They offered me, and that was a big deal,” Fraley said, “but I was still going to camps and things, but really whenever I got to Marshall, it felt very welcoming. I know it’s corny but it really did feel like home. Everything about it was great in the experience I just had. And then I sat down with my family and talked to them about it, cause obviously this is a major decision in my life, and we all just weighed the pros and cons and everything was great and it just seemed like it was a great fit for me.”
In 2020, the 6-foot-2, 290-pound lineman was named to the WPIAL 5A Allegheny Six All-Conference team as a tackle.
“I hope I can go in and help them win more football games really. I think I’m a very hard worker and I’ll be able to use my good work ethic and just continue to grind and get better and then help them in the future whenever I get there.”
Fraley realized that Marshall was his favorite option when, after visiting any school, he found himself judging how it stacked up to Marshall each time.
Fraley is the son of Robert Morris great Hank Fraley, who played for the Colonials from 1996-99. His number 75 was retired by RMU in 2001 and he was inducted into the Robert Morris Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Hank played 11 years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and St. Louis Rams. Following his playing career, he was an offensive line coach for San Diego University and San Jose State, and then moved to the NFL ranks besides a one-year stop at UCLA in 2017. Fraley spent 2014-16 as an assistant offensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings and is currently the offensive line coach for the Detroit Lions after spending the last two years as an assistant offensive line coach in Detroit.