Frasier Recaps NC State Visit

Princeton (NC) standout Johnny Frasier has shot up the rankings this summer, and he is now ranked the No. 3 tailback in the country by

Princeton (NC) standout Johnny Frasier has shot up the rankings this summer, and he is now ranked the No. 3 tailback in the country by

However, Frasier isn't that focused on it.

"I'm just ready for the season," he said. "It's almost here."

Regarded as arguably the top tailback in the state, Frasier showed some of what he can do at last month's invite-only Shrine Bowl combine where he was terrific.

"I had a lot of fun," he said. "I got to see some of the other top guys like Bryce [Love] and Nyheim [Hines]... and Rocky Reid.

"I wanted to do well because I want to play in the Shrine Bowl. That would mean a lot."

Frasier holds scholarship offers from several of the top programs. Florida State, Michigan, Tennessee, and Georgia are some of the schools in heavy pursuit. He's also considering NC State, North Carolina, and Duke.

His most recent visit was to NC State, as he checked out the Wolfpack last week.

"It went really good," said Frasier. "I learned a lot more about State. I was able to see the situation there. They were telling me about how it's a family and even if you go to the league you can still come back and be a part of their family.

"When they showed the Mechanical Engineering program, that really impressed me. That's what I want to study."

Heading up Frasier's recruitment for NC State is safeties coach Clayton White and tailbacks coach Des Kitchings. A former linebacker at NC State, White attended Triton (NC) High School, which isn't far from Frasier's hometown.

"Coach White, he and coach Kitchings have been talking to me a lot," he said. "They are great men. They've been telling me how players from North Carolina are going to play hard for a school in North Carolina because it's their home state."

As of now, Frasier said he doesn't have any other visits set up. He was scheduled to check out South Carolina over the weekend but didn't make the trip.

He maintains that he is open but is looking at updating his list.

"I don't have a top five,but I'm thinking about releasing one in the next week or two," said Frasier. "I want to do that here soon."

Who are some of the schools recruiting Frasier the hardest?

"All of them really," he said. "But you got Michigan, Florida State, Georgia, and [NC] State... schools like that."

Frasier added that he doesn't have a timeframe for making a decision, and will consider several factors when the time comes.

"I'm looking at a lot of things," Frasier said. "The coaching staff, playing time, how many running backs they have, the campus, the distance from home... the whole feel of the school."

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