Star Quarterback Likes His Visit to Auburn

Highly-regarded quarterback prospect Kiehl Frazier spent two nights in Auburn checking out the football Tigers and talks about that visit.

Springdale, Ark.--Kiehl Frazier, who is ranked as the No. 4 quarterback prospect in America by Scout.com, notes that he enjoyed his unofficial visit to Auburn and that Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers are one of his favorites.

"The visit went really well," says Frazier, who notes that he made the drive to Auburn with his father. "I got to meet with all of the coaches again. I got to see more of the campus because usually when we come we just look more at the football part."

Commenting on what are the most important factors in choosing a college, the Shiloh Christian star says, "Probably the coaching staff because you have to feel comfortable with them," he says. "Also, I want to feel comfortable with the school as a whole. I want to go to a place where I feel like I can fit in with the players and I fit in with the offensive scheme."

Frazier says that he really likes Auburn offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Gus Malzahn's style of offense. "It is a good fit for me and it is similar to what we run at Shiloh Christian," he says.

"Coach Malzahn's offense is exciting," Frazier adds. "Everywhere he goes his teams set records."

On his visit to Auburn over the weekend, the quarterback notes that he didn't get to see many players because the university is not in session, but adds that he liked the people he met.

Frazier isn't saying if he has a favorite, but notes that Auburn is in a group of his top teams that includes Arkansas, Miami, UCLA and Notre Dame. Frazier points out that he doesn't have a time frame set for making a decision on his college destination, but adds, "It will be pretty soon, I think," noting that when he figures out where he feels most comfortable and which college has "the best fit" he will end recruiting by announcing his choice.

Kiehl Frazier has a strong arm and quick feet.

Frazier, a 6-3, 215-pounder, is wrapping up his junior academic year at Shiloh Christian. Last season he passed for 3,817 yards and 48 touchdowns and rushed for 764 yards and 14 TDs.

Earlier this spring he competed on his school's track and field team running a leg on the 4x400 meters relay team that finished second in the state. On Monday he and his football teammates will take the field for spring practice.

The quarterback, who has close to a 4.0 grade point average, says academics will figure into his equation on a college destination. On his visit to Auburn he met with Dr. Gary Waters in Auburn's school of business. "I had a really good meeting with Dr. Waters and we talked about what I want to major in whenever I go to college. I am interested in business finance."

Auburn signed two high school All-Americans from the state of Arkansas in February, teammates Michael Dyer and Dakota Mosley from Little Rock Christian Academy. The quarterback says the pair are "good guys" who would like him to join them at Auburn. He hung out with them over the weekend and they attended Auburn's 18-0 baseball victory over Tennessee on Saturday.

Frazier spent a good bit of time on his trip to Auburn, which lasted Friday through Sunday morning, with Malzahn, a former head coach at Shiloh Christian. "I know him really well since he has been recruiting me since ninth grade," Frazier points out. "We have built a long relationship over that period.

"I had meetings with Coach Chizik and Coach Malzahn and then we ate dinner with Coach Chizik and Coach (Curtis) Luper at the hotel," the quarterback says. "Then Coach Malzahn showed me some of the players I would be throwing to if I came to Auburn like Trovon Reed and Dakota--he showed me some (video) clips of them. Then last night we went out to eat again and then roamed and looked around Tigertown (shopping center) and stuff.

The Tigers signed just one quarterback for the 2010 class, junior Cameron Newton, who is expected to be the starter this fall. Frazier points out that he knows Newton, who has told him the same thing that other Auburn players have told him and that is they believe AU is a program on the rise.

Frazier says the chance to compete early for a vacant quarterback job, no later than his second year on campus if he goes to Auburn, is a plus for the Tigers.

After Shiloh Christian's spring practice wraps up there will be plenty more football for Frazier. "We are going to do a bunch of seven on seven camps," he says.." If we qualify, we are going to make it down to Hoover for that big seven on seven and we are going to a bunch of team camps this summer. I am going to the Elite 11. That is last camp I will do."


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