2014 in-state DT takes visit to ASU

Gus Malzahn promised to recruit the state of Arkansas like it's never been recruited before. It appears he mean't it. One of the state's top 2014 prospects was on the ASU campus Thursday and left with a good impression of Malzahn and his coaching staff. Go "Inside" to see what Springdale Har-Ber defensive lineman Josh Frazier had to say about Arkansas State.

Recruiting is all about building relationships with the high school coaches in the state and with the prospects that play for them.

It appears that Gus Malzahn and his coaching staff is headed in the right direction when it comes to the relationships they have built with the current Springdale Har-Ber High School staff.

According to Josh Frazier, one of the top prospects in the Natural State in 2014, it those relationships he is building with the ASU Coaching staff that led him to an unofficial visit to Jonesboro on Thursday.

"The visit went really good," Frazier told AStateNation.com. "I got the chance to sit down and talk to Coach Malzahn about the direction the football program is headed in the next few years."

Frazier admits that his high schools are very familiar with Malzahn and his staff and that is a positive for one of the state's premier younger players.

"A lot of coaches are very close to Coach Malzahn and the ASU coaching staff," Frazier admitted. "My coaches trust them and respect them a lot. I really like the fact that Coach Malzahn is such a man of character."

Currently Frazier has two offers, and is expecting that number to go up in the near future. Currently both in-state schools Arkansas and Arkansas State have offered the 6-foot-5, 346-pound athlete.

Frazier got a chance to hear about Malzahn's and ASU's plans for the future.

"He told me about the new facilities they are building," Frazier said. "They told me that they are building a 120-yard indoor facility just like Arkansas has. They are going to get a new jumbotron, they plan on tearing down the old press box and building a new one that goes around the stadium."

Frazier apparently isn't only just big, but strong as well. He reports bench pressing 315-pounds and squatting over 500.

"I really liked a lot about their program," Frazier said. "I love how close they are with my high school coaches, its a big family there.