The Frazier Factor

Shiloh Christian sophomore quarterback Kiehl Frazier (6-2, 190, 4.4) has a solid QB 1 challenge effort on Thursday night and will be one of the top prospects on hand for the 32-team McDonald's Select 7-on-7 tournament beginning Friday afternoon on the University of Arkansas campus.

Shiloh Christian sophomore quarterback Kiehl Frazier is in the process of showing what the fuss is all about.

Frazier (6-2, 190, 4.4), who has been in the news lately because he is regarded as a Division I prospect and because he is transferring from West Fork, had a solid eighth place finish Thursday night at the QB 1 Challenge in Springdale on his new home field.

He'll also split snaps with fellow sophomore signal caller David Matthews as the Saints get into action today in the 32-team McDonald's Select 7-on-7 passing tournament on the University of Arkansas campus.

"I am just trying to work hard and do my best to learn the offense here at Shiloh and just try to fit in with what ever they need me to do," Frazier said. "It (transferring from West Fork) was a tough decision for me because I have so many friends out there, but this is closer to my dad's work, I will get a great Christian education and this is a great football program."

Frazier – whose dad is a pastor and whose first name is pronounced Kyle - finished third in the QB mental challenge, third in on-the-move accuracy and also had a top 10 deep ball toss of 61 yards.

That's not too shabby for a kid who just finished up playing junior high football, leading his team to a 9-1 mark and then playing in West Fork's final high school game of the season and tossing a touchdown pass.

"You can tell by tonight that Kyle has a lot of potential," Shiloh Christian head coach Josh Floyd said. "He's got a live arm, can probably make every throw and he can run. Just from playing against last year as a ninth grader, he just made a lot of plays, even if a play breaks down."

"It's going to take him a while to learn our system and come around there because he is so green in that area, but he has a good future ahead of him," Floyd added. "But the fact that he got third in the mental test out here tonight gets me more excited than about anything else."

Matthews goes into preseason practice as the starter and will get more of the snaps this weekend according to Floyd.

"He is a guy that won the quarterback job in the spring and is a great competitor," Floyd said. "He is a guy that has been in the system and is more familiar with it all. We went down to Little Rock (the Shootout of the South) and made it all the way to the Final Four and I was proud of the way he played there.

"I see him and Kyle both playing a big part in our offense and they also can both play safety," Floyd said. "You would hate to have your quarterback on defense too much, but both are really good at both spots."

Frazier has been well-accepted by his teammates and coaches according to Floyd.

"I haven't been around him a lot yet, but he seems very mild-mannered and very humble," Floyd said. "I think that is a big deal because if he showed up being all cocky, it would make the transition a much-tougher deal."

Frazier, who joins Fayetteville's Brandon Allen as 2011 prospects that are beginning to already get national attention, said he is very conscious of staying humble.

"That is how I was raised and I know it is the right way," Frazier said. "I want to keep a small head, to do everything the right way. I just want to be one of the guys and help wherever I can. I want to be a great teammate. That is the most important thing to me."

Former Arkansas quarterback Jason Allen, who is the director of the QB 1 Challenge, liked what he saw out of Frazier in the two-day event.

"I was impressed with his mental test," Allen said. "Kyle has got raw talent and is a good kid. I think he will do very well at Shiloh – he just needs experience. He is going to get a lot of it this year. Shiloh has a great opportunity with him the next few years."

Frazier, who was at Arkansas' June camp but did not participate and who has plans to be on hand for the Razorbacks' camp on Saturday, July 19, has two clear favorites right now in Tulsa and Arkansas.

"I love Tulsa because of Gus Malzahn and his offense," Frazier said. "I also really love Arkansas because it is my home state team and they have great coaches and players."

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