In-State Sleeper Visits NC State

Trenton (NC) Jones defensive end Kamar Frost is looking to emerge this spring as he is currently flying under the recruiting radar.

Trenton (NC) Jones defensive end Kamar Frost is looking to emerge this spring as he is currently flying under the recruiting radar.

Frost, who checks in at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, helped lead Jones, a member of the 1A Coastal Plains Conference, to a 9-5 record. Playing primarily defensive end, Frost tallied 74 tackles, 30 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, and four forced fumbles, and he totaled seven catches and a touchdown at tight end.

Gaston (NC) Northampton West, and NC State signee Desmond Roberts, defeated the Trojans 18-0 in the 1A playoffs.

"We had a good year," said Frost. "We lost to Northampton-West at the end of the year. #55 for them is going to State. He's a big boy, but I wasn't scared of him. I played on the outside so I didn't get to go against him, but he was putting my boys on their butts. He did that a lot, but on the kickoffs I was running only at him. I wanted to go up against him when I could."

Frost recently took his first unofficial visit as he headed to Raleigh with two of his coaches for the Tom Lemming Photo Shoot and NC State's Junior Day.

"It was good," said Frost. "We went around campus, and we went around the town to see what it was like. I had fun up there. We looked at their weightroom and the football building... there was a pool in there they use a lot. It was nice. I liked it... I think I could be good in there."

Frost is just now getting his name out.

"I don't think a lot of colleges know about me like that," he said. "My coaches are sending out the film, and they are giving it to the coaches that come by."

Another factor that led to Frost having a big year was the growth spurt he had last summer.

"It's good that I'm getting looked at," he said. "I never thought I would get looked at for colleges because I used to be smaller. I was about 6'1 last year and after the summer I had jumped up to 6'5."

While NC State is seriously interested in Frost, the staff hasn't extended a scholarship offer. They are waiting to review his transcripts before sending the offer, which would be his first.

"State hasn't given me a scholarship yet," he said. "They've got my film from when we played Topsail, and I had three sacks in that game. The recruiting coach, he called the head coach of the defense over there on Junior Day and talked to him about how good I was on film. They said they want to get in my transcripts first before they can offer me."

NC State and East Carolina are in hot pursuit of Frost, who says he is a fan of the Wolfpack and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

"I've liked State for some time now," he said. "When they started being real good, that's when I started to like them even more. West Virginia, I just like the way they play. I like to watch their quarterback and running back play."

Look for Frost to be a fixture this spring at various camps and combines. He wants to camp at each school recruiting him, and he will attend a local combine on March 17th. He knows what he is looking for in a school and is no rush to make a decision.

"I just want to go to a school where I can get some playing time and they really talk about academics," he said. "Maybe I will get looked at by scouts at the NFL if I do good enough."

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