Demascus Signal Caller Will Camp With Duke

After two straight seasons of severe inexperience at the quarterback position, the Blue Devils are finally in the habit of recruiting a top signal caller in each class. One of the top targets in the current junior crop is Damascus (Md.) quarterback Kyle Frazier.

Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing at 200 pounds, Kyle Frazier caught the eye of several regional programs looking for a quarterback in the class of 2008 on the strength of a great junior season. During the 2006 season Frazier completed 60 percent of his passes, racked up 15 touchdowns against just two interceptions, while leading the Swarmin' Hornets to an 8-3 overall record.

The first two schools to jump in were Maryland and Duke, followed by Virginia, Penn State, Connecticut, NC State and Boston College. Earlier this month Frazier had a chance to visit both the Terrapins and Blue Devils for each program's junior day.

"Both schools have really nice facilities," said Frazier of his two trips. "I was impressed by each place. With Duke you've got a program that is building added in with great academics. It's got everything a player could want in a program."

Perhaps the most noticable difference between the Blue Devils and other programs currently recruiting Frazier is the number of wins, or lack there of in recent seasons. However, Frazier believes that Duke will turn those results around beginning very soon.

"They played so many freshmen during the last two seasons. They showed a highlight tape and something like 14 or 15 of their players in the tape were true freshmen. It means that players are going to Duke and playing early, but it takes time for them to gain the kind of experience they need to win."

As with all Duke quarterback recruits, Frazier's primary contact throughout the process will be offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, who will also decide whether or not the Blue Devils extend a scholarship offer.

"We talked about that, and since they don't have a lot of room at the position, they want me to come to the summer camp and throw. Duke has a couple of camps in June, and I'll be at one of them."


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