Pack Trying To Make Up Ground With Frasier

Pack Pride has the latest on Princeton (NC) star tailback Johnny Frasier's recruitment.

As a junior there were few North Carolina running backs more productive than Princeton's Johnny Frasier. He finished off his season with an impressive 3,045 yards rushing and 45 touchdowns while adding 555 yards receiving and and an additional five touchdowns. That has launched him into the elite level of prospects nationally and earned him a four-star ranking by

At 5-11, 205 pounds Frasier has great size but he also brings the added element of speed- recording a 4.45-second 40-yard dash this past weekend at the Shrine Bowl Combine held at South Johnston High School. That combination has helped him land scholarship offers from the likes of NC State, UNC, Georgia, Florida State, Alabama, Miami and Michigan among others making him one of themost highly recruited players in the nation.

NC State was once a major player for Frasier but some recent issues away from football have set State back and they're now trying to play catchup.

"There was just a situation and we've been talking it out and they're moving  back up," said Frasier. "Coach White has been recruiting me. Right now they're on the outside peaking in. They're working their way back in. Before, they were way up there. If I had a top five, they would've been in it. I plan to go back over there for another visit."

Frasier admits that he'll "most likely" end up playing his college football out of state. Florida State and Georgia are the two schools mentioned most prominently by Frasier while also listing Michigan, Ohio State and South Carolina as teams he has high interest in although he still wants to wait a while before revealing a formal top five list. He told Pack Pride that may still be months away.

"In a perfect world I'd like to have a top five before my football season of my senior year. I'd like to make a decision right after my senior season."

The good news for NC State recruiting fans is that timeline gives the Wolfpack an opportunity to make up lost ground as the Pack hopes to land two running backs in the class of 2015.

Frasier is rated the No. 18 running back in the nation by >

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