Excited Frazier Looking For Strong Finish

Auburn commitment Kiehl Frazier discusses his official visit.

Springdale, Ark.--After taking a half dozen unofficial visits to Auburn over the last year, quarterback commitment Kiehl Frazier finally took his official visit to check out coach Gene Chizik's program over the weekend and was blown away by what he saw. From the near capacity crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium to hanging out with future teammates, Frazier said the visit had it all.

"The celebration was amazing," Frazier said. "I expected it to be like 10,000 people there but it was packed. That was cool.

"I can't wait to be out there and playing on Saturdays," he added. "It's going to be a fun experience."

Hosted on his visit by offensive lineman John Sullen, Frazier said one of the best parts of the weekend for him was just having the opportunity to spend time with the players and get to know everyone better.

"It's so important because these are the guys over the next four years that I'm going to be spending all my time with," Frazier said. "It's good to meet them and have that relationship going into college. It's a good thing."

In addition to the current players on the Auburn team and his fellow official visitors, there were plenty of other players for Frazier to talk with over the weekend. Prospects such as Erique Florence and Gabe Wright were also in for the celebration on Saturday and Frazier said he didn't miss the opportunity to talk up Auburn.

"I think everybody is liking it," Frazier said. "We're in a good position with pretty much all of the recruits that we're going after. Hopefully on signing day we get a few more.

"You've got to have great players to win," he added. "We're going to try to get the best players in there because we've got the best coaching staff already. If we get those two together we can do some special things."

Saying that he believes Auburn is in good position with some very good players down the stretch of this year's recruiting season, Frazier said he expects some surprises on signing day to go the Tigers' way. One of the biggest surprises for Frazier himself came this past week when he was bumped up to a five-star player by Scout.com.

One of the reasons for that was because of Frazier's play in the Under Armour Game in St. Petersburg. On the field for the final drive and showing poise and talent on the big stage, he was bumped up in the rankings. He said it's just something for him that shows hard work pays off.

"That was a cool deal," Frazier said. "I still feel the same but just to be bumped up was cool.

"It's a real big deal," he noted about his performance. "The main thing is to go down there and have fun and meet the guys but to perform well was a good deal. I was pretty proud of the way I performed."

With quarterback Cameron Newton gone and just Barrett Trotter and Clint Moseley on the roster for spring practice Frazier will enter Auburn in the fall as at least the number three quarterback. Coming in with a boatload of accolades, he said he's not going to try to be anything but himself in the future.

"I'm just going to try to go in and not be the next Cam Newton just kind of do my thing," Frazier said. "I know that Cam might be the best college player to ever play the game. To try to do what he did is impractical. I'm going to go in there and do my thing."


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