Frazier Will Make Return Trip to ND

Matt Frazier was one of the top offensive linemen at the U.S. Army junior combine. The junior from Bishop McNamara Catholic High School (Kankakee, Ill.) hadn't been hearing a lot from the new Notre Dame coaching staff, but that may change now that he has a junior day invitation.

Matt Frazier (6-foot-3, 280-pounds) was starting to build a strong relationship with the former Notre Dame coaching staff until the 2009 season started to unravel. With new coaches in place, he hasn't heard from the Irish as much as he'd like, but Frazier will be making a trip to South Bend in order to introduce himself to the new staff.

"I was very well acquainted with the other coaching staff," Matt explained. "I was invited to a one-day camp over the summer and I worked with all the coaches. I also attended the Nevada game last year, so I've kind of been around the campus, and made a couple visits there, but none with the new coaching staff. I haven't met any of the new coaches yet, but I'm attending their junior day coming up (March 20).

"I know quite a bit about Notre Dame, but there's still a lot that probably need to learn. I grew up a Notre Dame fan, so I know the tradition and everything. I'm in love with the campus, it's a beautiful campus. The football tradition is unbeatable. At the Nevada game I got to walk out of the locker room with them and that was a dream come true."

Frazier is receiving strong interest from Northwestern, Iowa, Illinois, Purdue, Ball State, Indiana, Arizona and Boston College but he's still waiting to land his first scholarship offer.

"A lot of the coaches want to get me down to their campus this summer to see me in person, and I think that's probably the same with Notre Dame," Frazier said. "I'm really considering going to their one-day camp and showing them what I have to offer."

Frazier has plenty to offer himself. He certainly caught the eye of a lot of people in January when he attended the U.S. Army junior combine in San Antonio. Matt tied for fifth with 33 reps of 185-pounds and was named to the second-team All-Combine team.


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