Being one of the top athletes on his high school team, Chris Frazier of Dallas Skyline High School finds himself playing multiple roles to help his team to its current 3-1 mark on the year.
Frazier spoke to PonyStampede.com last week about his pledge to SMU and while many of his friends may think he will end up somewhere else before its all said and done, the talented athlete is focused on one thing.
"The reason I like SMU so much is about the quality education I will receive there," Frazier said. "It's also in my home town and I can be close to home while making a difference there."
Making a difference on his current team has seen the talented athlete play several positions for Reginald Samples Skyline team this fall. He has played quarterback, wide receiver and a little running back.
"Chris is such a great athlete and a great team player," Samples said last week. "No matter what we ask him to do, he is the first to say Coach whatever I can do to help the team win."
Frazier played wide out the first two ballgames after being slated to start at quarterback. While the Raiders haven't passed the ball a lot, Frazier has been content on being the best blocking wide receiver at his position; his dedication has helped Skyline to have one of the best rushing teams in the state.
Frazier has also developed a great relationship with the SMU coaching staff. He stays in constant contact with them and he is ready to see what he can do for the Mustang football program.
"I'm really eager to learn the game at the next level," Frazier said. "I want to get to SMU and see what I can do for their program."
That may come faster than many expect it to. Frazier is a very talented student in the classroom and may be on track to graduate in December, allowing him to enroll at SMU in January.
"I'm not sure yet," Frazier said. "We are considering it. We haven't made that decision yet, but it's sure a possibility."
A school from the Big 12 conference has picked up steam recruiting Frazier.
"Iowa State is really coming on strong," Frazier said. "I told them I was very committed to SMU, but that hasn't stopped them or even slowed them down. I'm in love with the program at SMU, I feel that June Jones will do great things there and I want to be a part of that in my home city."