Frusciante headed to Princeton

Staples High wide receiver James Frusciante will play football next fall for Princeton University. Frusciante posted 932 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns for the FCIAC champion Wreckers in 2012.

Staples High’s James Frusciante has zeroed in on a new home on the football field.
The standout wide receiver committed to Princeton University last Wednesday after drawing interest from other Ivy League Schools including Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth and Penn.
“It was a long process. I’m definitely glad it’s over, and I’m at the place I want to go,” Frusciante said on Monday.
Frusciante was among the state leaders with 932 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior last fall for FCIAC champion Staples (10-1). He will remain at wide receiver for Princeton.
“He’s a great kid, a great player,” Staples head coach Marce Petroccio said. “He’s going to get a great education, and I think that it’s a perfect marriage between both Princeton and James.”
Frusciante said his interest in Princeton grew after visiting the school the weekend before Christmas.
“When I went on my visit, I liked the coaching staff a lot, and the players,” Frusciante said. “I got along with them.”