Frasier Hoping to Narrow List

Johnny Frasier had hoped to have a list of final schools established by this point in his recruitment. But narrowing his focus has proved to be much more difficult than he envisioned.

“It’s not going anywhere,” Frasier said. “I’m trying, but it’s kind of hard.”

Every time he thinks he has made progress, new schools offer forcing, Frasier to go back to the research and evaluation phase. LSU and Michigan State were the most recent schools to offer the 5-foot-10, 206-pound running back from Princeton (N.C.).

In total, over 30 schools have offered Frasier.

Frasier now hopes to have a final seven schools list announced sometime between the beginning and the middle of the football season. The goal then is to make a verbal commitment by the end of the football season, but Frasier admits his recruitment could last until Signing Day.

“I’m looking at distance from home, the roster, education, and just how I feel at the place,” Frasier said. “I also want my mom to be comfortable with where I’m going.”

Thanks to coaches on their respective staffs, Frasier has a pretty good idea about the identity of five of the seven schools – Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, and Tennessee.

“The coaching staffs at those schools are great,” Frasier said. “They make me feel like it’s home.”

UNC, on the other hand, has some work to do. But he says the Tar Heels certainly aren’t out of the race.

“They’re up there, but they’re not as high as they used to be,” Frasier said. “They have a lot of running backs [and] they got into some trouble back then [with the NCAA]. I don’t want anything else happening. So I’m just cautious.”

Larry Porter, UNC’s running backs coach, has completely taken over as the lead recruiter of Frasier for the Tar Heels.

“Coach Porter and I, we talk, but we don’t talk as much as we need to,” Frasier said. “But we talk a lot. He got me to visit a few months ago.”

Most recently, Frasier visited Duke. He doesn’t have any recruiting trips planned, but hopes to visit Michigan, South Carolina, and Tennessee sometime in the near future.

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