JUCO WR: 'Grothe & I would be unstoppable'

In the '07 class Mike Ford was considered the immediate impact prospect. In '08 it could be Matt Grothe's former teammate and current Pearl River WR, Roger Frazier. He met with Coach Leavitt on Friday in Lake Gibson and gave USFNation the exclusive interview. Read on for the entire story.

With three early commits the Bulls are building a solid foundation for the class of '08. However they are lacking that immediate impact player. Last year it was Hargrave RB Mike Ford, this year it could be wide receiver Roger Frazier.

Frazier graduated from Lake Gibson in 2005 and went on to play football at Hutchinson Junior College where he set the school record with 61 catches and 1,000 yards. The following year he sat out due to personal reasons. This year he is back in school at Pearl River Community College in Mississippi.

"I'm working hard on making it back." Adding, "I hope to graduate by December and be able to play spring ball, if not I'll definitely be done by May."

The question is, where will he attend college when he graduates?

"I talked to coach Leavitt at the Lake Gibson spring game. I basically told him I'm working hard to graduate and that USF is my first choice. It was a good talk and he said that he really wants me to play at South Florida."

In high school Frazier was a play-maker, he returned 8 kickoffs for touchdowns in the regular season and 3 more in the post season. He was also the favorite target of USF's Matt Grothe.

"Grothe is my man. Matt and I would be unstoppable together. I feel comfortable playing with him, we have great chemistry. I've been watching him at USF, he makes big plays and I make big plays. It would be fun catching passes from him."

Frazier, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, is currently working out and living with his family in Florida until he heads to school on June 29th, where he will be taking two classes and spending time in the weight room until football starts at the end of the summer.

"I've been lifting, doing a lot of squats. Also doing work for school, our coach up there keeps us in a routine for football and academics."

Frazier also told USFNation that he is being courted by other programs such as Arkansas, USC, Wisconsin and Kansas State to name a few. He says USF is the best situation for him right now, but he will consider every opportunity. Frazier could be stepping into a perfect situation at South Florida, Mike Ford will have one year under his belt, Matt Grothe will be a redshirt junior and the youngsters on defense will be full time starters. Frazier knows he could be the missing piece the Bulls need to win their first Big East Championship.


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