Cretin-Derham's Clarence Fraser Gets Noticed

Clarence Fraser, a 6-foot-4, 255-junior defensive tackle/offensive guard from St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall, helped lead the Raiders to a 10-1 mark and runner-up finish in Section 4, Class AAAAA last year. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Fraser to learn about the latest on his recruitment.

Clarence Fraser recently attended the Minnesota campus and had his picture taken by recruiting expert Tom Lemming. talked to Fraser about his recruitment.

What schools are you hearing from now?
"A lot from Connecticut. They are sending me a lot of stuff. One of two from Northwestern. A lot of Big Ten schools and I'm around Minnesota a lot."
Cretin has a great tradition of producing excellent high school and college players. Does that make it easier knowing that you are following in the footsteps of some of those players?
"Our program does a lot. If you have the potential, they'll take you there."
You lose some good seniors, but you have some excellent juniors coming back. Does that give you some good hopes for next year? I know that there was some disappointment on how things ended, losing one game before state.
"Freshman year, we already had hopes for our senior year. We knew it would be a great year with the class that we had."
Do you play any other sports besides football?
"I throw the shot put and discus."
What things are you working on to get ready for your senior season and improve as a football player?
"I'm trying to get bigger and get my weight up. Work on getting stronger and quicker."
What position are most colleges looking at you at?
"I started at tackle junior year, but I played end as a sophomore. Right now, I'm primarily training at tackle, but if a school needs me at end or would like to see me there, I can gladly switch over there."

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