"We're also bringing in some good linebackers who will contribute down the road because all three of our current linebackers will be seniors this fall."
In addition to Chadwick, Centre's incoming class also includes Washington County kicker Matthew Cocanougher.
"Another area that we have improved is our kicking," Frye said. "We're created competition in that phase of the game."
Frye's class also includes offensive tackle Jerrod Stump of East Jessamine and receivers Travis Stephens of Lafayette and Justin Moore of Lexington Christian. The Colonels are also adding players from Ashland, Beechwood, St. Xavier and Beechwood in Kentucky as well as traditional Ohio powers Hamilton, Oakwood and Colerain.
"Centre cannot depend solely on Kentucky as a primary recruiting base because our academic standards are so tough," Frye said. "We've done a good job spreading out to other states to get kids who can qualify. I believe we've got a lot players who can help us win."
Centre, which opens the season Sept. 4 at Bluffton (Ohio), finished 8-2 last year and was Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference co-champion.
Other players who have committed to Centre are as follows: V.J. Anderson, Hamilton (Ohio), receiver; Kyle Barnette, Lawrence County, receiver; Paul Boccieri, Valley, receiver; Tyler Boron, Soddy Daisy (Tenn.), defensive back; Kyle Bumgarner, El Paso Chapin (Texas); Mark Cornette, Sheldon Clark, defensive back; Tyler Francisco, Cumberland Gap (Tenn.), defensive back; Thomas Gregory, Oakwood (Ohio), offensive lineman; Chris Jackson, Columbia Central (Tenn.), center; Matt Johnson, Ashland, linebacker;
Josh Martin, Beechwood, offensive lineman; Tyler Moody, Colerain (Ohio), defensive back; Jon Moore, Madisonville, offensive lineman; Clark Norrie, Ashland, defensive end; Billy Price, Starr's Mill (Ga.), linebacker; Chad Riney, St. Xavier, offensive lineman; Chris Riney, Owensboro Catholic, defensive back; Cole Tomlinson, Shelby County, linebacker; Clark Weatherford, Coffee County (Tenn.), defensive tackle; Jarrod Williams, Carroll County, quarterback; Joshua Wood, Eminence, linebacker; Nick Wood, Louisville Holy Cross, defensive end; and B.J. Wright, DuPont Manual.