Southern Methodist University new Head Coach June Jones picked up a huge commitment Sunday afternoon when Dallas Skyline star athlete Chris Frazier decided to make it official and become a Mustang.
"I can't tell you how excited I'm to be a Mustang," Frazier told PonyStampede.com Sunday after camp via cell phone. "It's a great choice for me athletically and academically."
Frazier worked out with the quarterbacks during the camp but has been offered as an athlete who may also get a shot at signal caller. According to the talented athlete one of the biggest reasons for his decision was how comfortable he felt with the Mustang coaching staff.
"I got the chance to get to know them better," Frazier said. "What a great group of coaches. I feel very lucky to get to be coached by this group for the next four or five years. I know I made the right decision."
While Frazier made the decision on Father's Day, it's his mom that may be the most excited about the decision.
"My mom thinks it's a blessing," Frazier said. "She would love for me to be close to home. Yes, I want to play college football, but more importantly I want a quality education. I can do both at SMU."
Frazier has spent some time researching the Dallas University.
"SMU has a great academic reputation," Frazier said. "You're guaranteed a great job if you graduate from SMU. Yes, I'm a football player, but more importantly I want to be a successful man."
Frazier, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete who runs a 4.7 forty, will be the starting quarterback this fall for his Skyline team. He played wide receiver and tight end last fall. The talented athlete looks forward to being the signal call this year and feels that his skills fits in with what Coach Jones does at SMU.
"I love the offense at SMU," Frazier noted. "I think I would be a good fit at the quarterback position for them. Yes, they throw it a lot, but they also do a lot of sprint outs and things we do at my school. It doesn't matter to me what position I end up playing."
Frazier marks the first DISD athlete pledge for the new coaching staff. Jones and his staff apparently has made recruiting the local high schools a high priority.