Virginia Tech Changes Zach Frazier’s Thinking

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Zach Frazier
OL, Class of 2020
Fairmont Senior High School, Fairmont, WV
6-2, 277

Early last month, Fairmont (WV) three-star lineman Zach Frazier thought he’d seen what he’d needed to see in his recruitment. As a result, he narrowed his focus to three schools: West Virginia, Stanford and Wake Forest.

Last week, though, a new offer changed his perspective a bit. Now he’s looking at a visit that school, which could shake up his recruitment a bit more.

“I would put Virginia Tech in there, too,” Frazier said. “Those are the top four schools I’m looking at. I want a good football team, then it’s about their exercise science program. I think I want to be a strength coach after football.”

The Hokies gave Frazier a scholarship offer May 21. Frazier had already visited, back on March 30, but wasn’t sure if an offer would come.

“I really like Coach (Vance) Vice,” Frazier said. “When I went down there, I looked at the campus and I like the pregame tradition. That’s just pretty cool. I just liked it down there. They look like they have a good exercise science program, too.”

Vice has been Frazier’s primary recruiter and is who made the offer. Their relationship has been a big factor for Frazier’s tweaking of his top list.

“He’s really honest and I like that,” Frazier said. “I don’t know…he just seems like a good person. He said that he’ll tell you if you’re doing bad and will tell you if you’re doing good. Every day, he ranks his players, like who did well on the last day. It doesn’t matter if you’re a starter or not, he doesn’t care. I mean, he started freshmen last year.”

Frazier said he plans to visit Virginia Tech again soon, possibly next month for the Hokies’ barbecue.

“I haven’t found any flaws with them,” he said. “Everything checks the boxes from what I’ve seen. If I went down again, I’d like to see more of the exercise science program, just the academic side.”

Due to proximity and connections, West Virginia remains squarely in the hunt. His former teammates, Dante Stills and Darius Stills, are currently