Frazier has two on top

Denmark-Olar HS is home to one of the fastest rising prospects in the Palmetto State. Defensive lineman/tight end Kendrick Frazier has an offer from the South Carolina Gamecocks and is receiving plenty of interest from around the Southeast. Look inside as Frazier updates on the current state of his recruitment.

Denmark-Olar High School in Denmark, S.C. hasn't exactly been a talent hotbed for major D1 college coaches looking to fill out their rosters in recent years. But that hasn't stopped recruiters from programs around the Southeast from checking in on standout defensive lineman/tight end Kendrick Frazier.

"It's going real good," Frazier said.

Frazier received his first offer, from Shane Beamer and the South Carolina Gamecocks in April. Beamer recently visited Frazier's high school.

"He's a nice fellow," Frazier said of Beamer. "He's cool, he's nice to hang around with; he's serious about the school work. And he would love for me to commit there!"

The 6-4, 245-pound prospect has enamored college coaches with his college-ready stature and impressive 4.6 second forty-yard dash. And Frazier is productive too, tallying 91 tackles and 8 sacks in his junior season with the Vikings.

Frazier is currently receiving interest from programs like Clemson, Alabama, North Carolina State, Wisconsin, Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina.

Frazier says he is looking at South Carolina, Clemson, Coastal Carolina and Alabama the hardest.

Frazier attended Clemson's junior day in March and enjoyed his time at the event.

"It's nice," Frazier said. "They've got nice facilities too. The coaching staff is real good. And also I talked to Coach Rumph. Coach Rumph, he's a good fellow, too."

Frazier also has heavy interest in Coastal Carolina - where his girlfriend runs track.

"I feel like it's nice - nice facility, nice weather," he said of the Coastal program. "Nice little weight room there. They're pretty decent people."

Frazier says he plans to camp at South Carolina this summer and also plans visits to Clemson, Coastal and NC State. A trip to Alabama is possible as well.

The disruptive playmaker says two teams currently stand out.

"Coastal and the Gamecocks are tied up right now," he said.

Location may play a big part in Frazier's decision, and he says that USC and Coastal are in the perfect spots.

"They're not far from where my grandparents live, so they wouldn't have to drive that far and stuff. I stay with them now. I've got family down there in Myrtle Beach, so if I would ever need something they're right there. And I've got family in Columbia. So, you could basically say (Coastal and USC) are where my family stay at."

But even though he has a top two, don't expect a decision anytime soon. Frazier says he plans to wait until after his senior season and doesn't want to concentrate on recruiting much during what will be his final season as a Viking.

"My goal is... I'm trying to go to State. I'm trying to get a ring on my finger before I leave."

Frazier says he doesn't think Denmark-Olar has ever won a state title and it would be special to be a part of the first team to do that. He plans to stop at nothing to help his team reach that goal.

"I'm trying to get better to just flat-out dominate (my opponent) and get to the ball better. I want to get there even more, like I'm a kid in a candy store and I'm trying to jump around and take some candy. I'm just trying to dominate everything in my way and everything that comes in my way."

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