"There was a lot more to consider than just football," Friedline said. "I visited Yale last month and felt a strong connection to the coaches and the school in general. The coaches are incredible though. They want me to succeed as person as well as a football player.
"I narrowed it down to Cal, Washington and Yale before making my decision. They're all great schools and I grew up a Husky fan and have a lot of family who are Husky fans. I had to follow my heart though and do what I thought was best for me and that was Yale. They're totally fine with it and support me 100% on this."
Friedline said football was also a factor and he believes in the future of the Bulldogs program.
"They play pretty good football in the Ivy League," Friedline said. "I believe in those coaches and they fill up their stadiums for the big games. Overall, I just felt really comfortable there with every aspect of the program and I'm very happy with my decision."