'Best game' with 'Bama watching

Josh Frazier is ranked as the No. 22 defensive tackle prospect in America and has been named an Army All-American in the process. With the season winding down, he came up with a big-time performance with one of his top schools -- Alabama -- watching him in person.

Rivals squared off in northwest Arkansas on Friday night and Alabama sent an assistant coach to see four-star defensive tackle target Josh Frazier against the best in the area.

The Springdale (Ark.) Har-ber standout more than held his own, especially when it counted most.

"I had two sacks, five tackles and a game-winning pick in overtime," he said. "The final score was 34-31. It was clutch, we are 6-3 now."

"Oh and it was against undefeated Fayetteville (Ark.)," he said laughing.

Crimson Tide assistant Billy Napier was in attendance, according to the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Frazier. Alabama has been trying to get a visit setup with the senior, specifically to get his mother to Tuscaloosa late in the process.

"He came to watch me ball, and I did," he said. "It was the best game I've ever had."

Were there any nerves with a coach from the nation's top team in attendance?

"No, not really. I don't get nervous," Frazier said. "It's a game, bro. I just go out there with no worries an it was senior night. I did it for an audience of one. So more of an emotional game, you could say."

You could also say that the nation's No. 22 defensive tackle isn't too focused on recruiting at this time, though he does have one official visit scheduled for later this month. He'll see Alabama, on the road.

"Auburn is coming up soon, that's the only one this month," he said. "Nebraska And USC are later on, the Iron Bowl is when I'll visit Auburn."

Frazier still holds Alabama high on his list, though an official visit may not be in the cards at this point.

"They're in my top five," he said. "I'm not taking an official to Arkansas either, because it's close and I've already been there. I already took one, to Texas A&M."

Plans can change for No. 2 prospect in the state, but the upcoming playoffs headline the priority list currently.

"I'm not focused on that, I'm focused on winning a state championship," Frazier said of recruiting.

Alabama used part of its bye week to focus on one of the top interior defensive tackle prospects on the board.


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