Scout Ranking: ****
Scout Rank: No. 31 Defensive Tackle
Size: 6-3 321 Pounds
Hometown: Buford (GA)
School: Buford High School
Projected Position At NC State: Defensive Tackle
Accolades: Named Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-State DL by Georgia Sportswriters Association
Commit Date: October 29, 2015
Recruiting Scene: Ben ‘Shug’ Frazier was offered by the who’s who of college football during the spring of his junior year. Frazier made multiple visits and attended several camps throughout the spring and summer of 2015. In late June 2015 Frazier and teammate, Brett Shepherd attended an afternoon camp at NC State and later attended the UNC ‘Freak Show’.
Frazier would return for an official visit to Raleigh early in the 2015 season. Frazier pulled the trigger on a commitment to the Wolfpack in late October 2015.
Why NC State? "Me and coach Nielsen have a good relationship. He definitely brings a lot of energy to the table. He's a real high energy guy and he loves to coach. He likes to dig deep to find any way possible to make you better."
Picked NC State Over: LSU, Florida, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and many others.
Scouting Report: "Frazier is a real space-eater on the inside and he is tough to move. Could be an elite nose guard plugging the middle allowing others to come free on the defensive side of the ball. Quicker than many expect him to be. Can move around and make plays in the backfield. The more you watch, the more you think elite offensive guard too with his size and mobility."- Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons