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Family Ties for Junior Quarterback

Penn State signed the most highly touted QB prospect in the state last year in Anthony Morelli. Next year the "Keystone State" will again be a banner year for quarterbacks and the Nittany Lions have been linked to several of them, including Mechanicsburg's <b>Zach Frazer</b>.

Name: Zach Frazer
Position: QB
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 217 pounds
40-Yard dash: 4.8 seconds
School: Mechanicsburg Area HS, Mechanicsburg, PA

When people talk about the junior class of quarterbacks, much of the publicity in the state of Pennsylvania goes to Bishop McDevitt's Jeremy Ricker or Downingtown East's Pat Devlin. One junior signal caller who is having a banner season is Mechanicsburg's Zach Frazer. Frazer opened some eyes this summer at the Nike Combine at Penn State when he pumped out 19 reps of 185 pounds. The Nike Combine wasn't a total success according to Frazer.

"I ran a 4.8 forty, that was the first time I ever ran on that type of surface," said Frazer

As for his impressive numbers on the bench Frazer thinks he can do better.

"I would say now I can probably get 25-30 reps, I've gotten stronger since then."

Mechanicsburg is currently 6-2 thanks in large part to Frazer who has completed 161 passes out of 245 attempts for 2,206 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has only thrown 7 interceptions and has run for 7 touchdowns. Frazer admits he had a decent showing against Susquehanna recently as he threw for 372 yards and 6 touchdowns during a 48-20 victory.

Frazer is hearing from a bevy of colleges including Notre Dame, Purdue, Michigan, Virginia, Iowa, Penn State, Maryland, Georgia Tech, and Pittsburgh.

While Frazer won't admit to being a fan of any particular school, he does have some interesting family ties to Penn State. Mrs. Frazer is a Registered Nursing instructor at Penn State. While most of her work is based at the Hershey Medical Center, she still makes the occasional trip to Penn State.

"I'm sure she'd love for me to go to Penn State."

Frazer and his family have been busy taking in as many college games as they can this year. So far the Frazer's have seen Ohio-Pittsburgh, Virginia-Syracuse, Notre Dame-Boston College, this weekend they will fly to Michigan to watch Michigan and Michigan State do battle.

"We drove to Notre Dame it was an 8 ½ hour trip, so we decided to fly to Michigan."

This summer Frazer made camp stops at Penn State, Maryland, Georgia Tech, and Purdue. While it may be to early in the process to name favorite's Frazer definitely knows some programs he's interested in.

"Right now I would say Purdue, Michigan, Notre Dame, Virginia, Penn State, Iowa, and Georgia Tech."

Frazer has been invited and is planning on attending the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine January 15-16 in San Antonio, Texas. Be sure to stay tuned to as we will have exclusive coverage of the combine and the All-American Bowl. BR>

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