Damascus QB Frazier Hoping for UMD Interest

For Damascus, Md., quarterback Kyle Frazier, the next couple of months will be the most crucial in his recruitment. Though he has plenty of interest from schools up and down the east coast, the offers have yet to come, forcing him to hit the camp and combine circuit and show college coaches his abilities firsthand.


Recently, Frazier visited Tennessee, Rutgers, Virginia and Connecticut. Saturday he was at Virginia's spring game, and despite the bad weather, he enjoyed the visit.

"It was really neat going up there," he said. "It rained, but I like their facilities and everything and it was real nice up there."

Over his spring break in early April, he visited Tennessee and Rutgers. He was to watch a spring practice on his trip up to Piscataway, but it was canceled when he got there. Instead, he was given a tour of the facilities and campus by Rutgers coaches.

"We actually got a tour with the coaches and met up them, and I talked to Coach Greg Schiano for a little bit and I sat in the quarterbacks meeting and talked to Quarterbacks Coach [John] McNulty for 15 minutes. He seems like a really, really cool guy," Frazier said.

His visit to Connecticut, however, might have been the most impressive of them all.

"When I went up there I saw their facilities and they were the nicest I've ever seen," he said. "[Quarterbacks] Coach [Rob] Ambrose was telling me that their new facilities were ranked number one or two in the nation by NFL Scouts."

Frazier has also taken several trips to close-by Maryland and will visit again for a practice on April 19 and the spring game on April 28.

"I've been to Maryland a few times because it's right down the street and I really like that school," he said. "They haven't showed me as much interest but I still like them."

Recruiting coordinator and Defensive Line Coach Dave Sollazzo is recruiting Frazier for Maryland.

Over the summer, Frazier plans to attend one-day camps at Maryland, Virginia, Rutgers, Connecticut and possibly N.C. State and Duke, looking to impress college coaches enough to get an offer. He was also invited to the Elite College Combine on May 1 in New Jersey. He said that Coach Mike London from Virginia and Coach Ambrose will be up there to evaluate him.

"All the other schools I've been to, they just want me to come down to camp and throw live in front of their quarterbacks coach and then they'll offer if they like what they see," he said.

"Connecticut is closest to an offer," Frazier added. "They talked about their quarterback situation and people got moved around and this and that and that I was Coach Ambrose's guy. So we'll see what happens."

At this time, Frazier does not claim a leader, saying he's "open to everyone."

On the field this past fall, Frazier threw for 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions and led Damascus to an 8-3 record and playoff appearance.

"I feel like I'm more of a pro-style quarterback," he said. "I'm a very smart quarterback and I feel like my decision making is real good. I've been calling about 80 percent of the plays on the line and I feel like I have a good, strong arm."

With so much of Frazier's recruitment still up in the air, Terp Sports Report will keep you updated with the latest developments.

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