Junior quarterback Zach Frazer had a very impressive junior season. Frazer completed 285-of-441 passes for 3,674 yards and 27 touchdowns during his record-setting season. Frazer also avoided the competition with only nine interceptions on the year.
Any player accomplishing these types of numbers will certainly gain a lot of attention.
"I've been getting a lot of mail," said Frazer. "I have a lot of schools that seem interested in me."
One school that appears very interested is Notre Dame, and the good news for Irish fans is that Frazer is also interested in Notre Dame.
"I went to see Notre Dame versus Boston College," Frazer said of his unofficial visit to Notre Dame. "I like their tradition a lot. With the new coach coming in, I think it will be pretty interesting to see what they do."
The Irish were contacting Frazer often, but the coaching change has slowed things down a bit.
"Yes, before the coaching change," said Frazer when asked if he's hearing from the Irish. "Afterwards, I've only gotten like two (letters). I'm sure they're pretty busy there getting everything in place."
The other good news is Frazer plans to attend a junior day at Notre Dame when it's scheduled.
"I heard they're going to come into our school, but junior day, I'm looking forward to it getting out there," Frazer said.
We asked Frazer if he had some early leaders at this point.
"Michigan, Purdue, Notre Dame, those are the main schools, Frazer said.
We asked Frazer what he liked about the Irish.
"What I like about Notre Dame is their campus and how long their tradition has held up there," he said. "I like how their offense will be run. I really like the surroundings, their fans, and everything. I just feel it's a great atmosphere to be around."
Will he be attending any summer camps?
"Yeah, we haven't decided what camps yet, but we're in the process of doing that," he said.
Despite being an outstanding quarterback, Frazer also thinks education will play a big role in his decision.
"Definitely education, then the tradition, a good coaching staff," said Frazer when asked what will be the important factors in choosing a school. "At my high school, I relate well with my coaches on and off the field so I'd like to have the same thing in college."
Scouting Report: Frazer was quite impressive in the throws we saw him make during the combine. He's a big, strong kid with a very strong arm. Despite showing up with a hand injury, he threw a nice ball with good velocity. He also moves pretty well for a big guy. His release isn't as quick as some, but he's very accurate in his throws. We expect Frazer to end up with at least 30 offers when all is said and done, and will likely be an Elite 11 invitee. We were very impressed with Frazer not only on the field, but off the field in his interview with Irish Eyes.