When he couldn't reach his college recruiter last Thursday to give him some good news, one of Dallas' top athletes decided to deliver the news in person at a camp he planned on attending Sunday.
Chris Frazier understood why he couldn't reach Coach Tim Hundley, he realized the SMU coach was busy working a camp. With NCAA rules, a prospect can call the coach, but the coach can not return the call.
"I talked to my mom and made my decision to go to SMU last Thursday," Frazier told PonyStampede.com Monday afternoon. "I knew the coaches were busy, I thought wow what a great surprise it will be to the coaches, so I decided to do it in person on Father's Day on Sunday."
According to Frazier, Coach Hundley and Coach June Jones wasn't the only two celebrating his good news.
"My dad said it was the best Father's Day he has ever had," Frazier said. "Coach Jones was very excited; all the SMU coaches welcomed me to the family. It was a great feeling."
Frazier is currently the starting quarterback for his Dallas Skyline High School team; the standout athlete explained where he is being recruited to play by SMU.
"They are recruiting me as an athlete," Frazier said. "Coach Jones said he would give me a shot at quarterback, but that they might need me to play wide receiver, or on the defensive side of the ball. I told him as long as I'm a Mustang, I don't care where I play. It will be great to get a shot playing for him at quarterback."
Frazier got a chance to meet a couple of his future teammates and was impressed by the way he was felt by the current SMU players.
"They are so excited about playing for SMU," Frazier said. "You can tell something special is about to happen here on the Hilltop. This told me I was making the right decision."
Frazier enjoyed his time Sunday, getting a chance to get to know the coaching staff better.
"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."