Loyalty played role in Frazier choosing CU

Colorado was one of the first schools to give George Frazier a serious look. He liked that, and now hopes to show the Buffs what kind of impact he can make.

George Frazier considered waiting for more offers to come through his door.

When he saw how much Colorado wanted him, however, he decided to become a Buffalo.

Last week, Frazier, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound linebacker from Monrovia (Calif.) High School, gave a verbal commitment to CU.

"I'm pretty excited," said Frazier, who also held offers from Fresno State, New Mexico State, San Jose State and Washington State.

"Yeah, part of me said to do that (wait for other offers). But, I talked to my dad and my mom and the coaches ... If (other schools) haven't really seen me now, then who knows how much they really want me. At Colorado, I already know they really want me."

Frazier has played a little of everything in high school, from outside backer and defensive end to tight end and fullback on offense. He's even been a backup quarterback.

Frazier said Colorado coaches -- he was recruited mainly by Eric Bieniemy and Brian Cabral -- envision him as a middle linebacker. Wherever he plays, that's fine with Frazier.

"I just like playing football," he said.

He also likes Colorado and the direction in which the Buffs are moving.

"I like the way the coaches are as a team; it's like a family," he said. "Most of the coaches came from Colorado and I can see that they are doing a lot of (good) things."

Frazier, who recorded 84 tackles last season, is sure to get more interest if he has a good senior season. He is planning to hold firm on his verbal commitment, however.

"I'm pretty sure I'm 100 percent," he said.


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