Taking His Time

Springdale Har-Ber junior defensive tackle Josh Frazier (6-3, 324) - who has offers from Arkansas, Alabama and Arkansas State and interest from a ton of other programs, says he will take his recruiting process slow and not make a decision any time soon.

The best thing involving Arkansas' recruitment of Springdale Har-Ber junior defensive tackle Josh Frazier is that he is not planning on making a decision any time soon.

Frazier (6-3, 324) has offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Arkansas State and interest from Notre Dame, Florida State, Florida, LSU and Miami.

"I feel like there are a lot of offers that are going to come my way after schools get to see me play," Frazier said. "I guess they know Alabama and Arkansas offered me and they want to see me for themselves and when they do, they will offer.

"I feel like I am going to take it slow and get to know every single college and everything about them, every little detail down to what the crime rate is in there city, what their education is like" Frazier added. "It will also give me a chance to see what is going to happen with Arkansas."

Frazier's Wildcats fell to 1-3 Friday night with a 28-7 home loss to Bentonville, but their schedule has been loaded up front with top teams in three different states.

"I think it is going to help us down tremendously down the line, but we just have to clean up some things in the secondary," Frazier said. "Coach just told us our D-line played hard and I felt like we did, too. We just have to get better and be ready when we come back to play (Rogers) Heritage next Friday."

Frazier feels like he has developed over the summer and in the season's first four games.

"I think that I have gotten a lot better, using my hands and staying low off the ball and trying to get off balls and stuff like that," Frazier said.

Frazier admits he was overwhelmed when he got offers this summer from the defending national champion Crimson Tide and a Razorback team that finished in the top five nationally.

"It felt amazing," Frazier said. "Arkansas had Bobby Petrino and they were on the rise and then he did what he did and that hurt me and hurt the program. He was a great coach and they were a strong team when they had him.

"They have kind of been falling part these last two weeks and just haven't been able to handle adversity," Frazier added. "I don't think that would have happened with him, but he did what he did.

"Arkansas just has to go out to the field and play hard and I think things will come back for them," Frazier continued. "It's a tough time for both Arkansas and our team, but we just have to keep playing hard and they do, too."

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Some other top Arkansas recruits and targets and their performances this weekend:

Austin Allen, QB, Fayetteville (2013) – The Razorback commit was 18-of-28 for 270 yards with one passing touchdown and one rushing one in a 27-13 win over Van Buren.

• Rafe Peevy, QB, Bolivar, Mo. (2014) – Peevy was 12 of 16 passing for 268 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 85 yards and three more scores.

• Raymond Wingo, ATH, St. Louis University High (2014) – Wingo, the younger brother of current Razorback Ronnie Wingo rushed 17 times for 278 times and two touchdowns (91 and 62 yards), tossed a 44-yard TD pass and also returned two kickoffs for 140 yards – including a 99-yard one he took to the house.

• Ty Storey, QB, Charleston (2015) – The young quarterback continued his amazing success as a sophomore by completing 28 of 40 passes for 445 yards and seven touchdowns on Friday night.

Dominique Alexander, S, Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington (2013) – The Arkansas pledge continued his streak of having double figure tackles in each game this season with 12 on Friday. He has 54 tackles so far this season.

Kaleb Blanchard, TB, Denham Springs (LA) High (2013) – Blanchard has rushed for 300 yards this season, but the UA commit had just 49 on 11 carries and a touchdown Friday night in his team's 42-14 loss to Catholic on Friday.

Altee Tenpenny, TB, North Little Rock (2013) – The Alabama commitment that Arkansas would dearly love to flip rushed 19 times for 172 yards and two scores in his team's win over Cabot.

Tearris Wallace, TB, Bentonville (2013) – Wallace rushed 28 times for 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his team's 28-6 win over Springdale Har-Ber.

• DeAndre Murray, TB, Springdale (2014) – Murray had 271 yards rushing and six touchdowns, including a whopping 232 yard and five touchdowns alone in the first half of what turned into a 47-42 loss to Rogers.





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