Frazier’s Recruitment Heating Up

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Gar-Field (Woodbridge, VA) star Savion Frazier picked up his first official scholarship offer several weeks ago from the University of Tennessee. Since then, Marshall and Virginia Tech have joined in officially and Duke and Louisville have expressed to Gar-Field head coach Joe Mangano that offers are on the way. Frazier continued his momentum with a solid performance at last Saturday’s Penn State Nike Camp and now at least one other school is showing serious interest.

“Penn State is a new one,” Mangano said. “In fact, coach Johnson told me he is coming and that they are really interested. They really liked how he worked out up there. I guess when you have a kid who is 6-2, 210 pounds and runs an electronic 40-yard dash time in the high 4.5s, you are going to draw some interest.”

Frazier is an interesting prospect in that he could project to play a variety of positions on the next level. Running back and linebacker seem to be the most talked about positions by college coaches. In only four games at the tailback position his junior season, he rushed for 11 touchdowns and averaged 7 yards-per-carry.

“He is projected predominately to play running back, but some schools are looking at him as a linebacker and some others as a strong safety,” Mangano said. “Virginia Tech likes him as a whip linebacker and they are recruiting him strictly for defense. Tennessee is talking about running back or linebacker. He’s just an athlete with good speed. Those who like him on defense see him getting to 225 or 230 pounds in college.”

Penn State isn’t the only other program showing increasing interest. UVa is starting to show more interest as well, with the only holdback there being where the coaches project Frazier.

“Coach Poindexter is coming in on Thursday to stop by,” Mangano said. “The coaches weren’t sure where he fits in projection-wise. I honestly think he projects easier in Virginia Tech’s system because of the system UVa runs, but coach Poindexter still wants to evaluate film some more.”

Of the schools involved, Mangano believes one may hold the edge right now. Frazier has talked about making a decision before the beginning of his senior season, but Mangano isn’t sure if his standout will indeed announce this summer or if he will wait until the fall.

“Tennessee does seem to be the leader,” Mangano said. “He really liked his visit for the spring