Florida DE on Rockets Radar

Toledo head football coach Tom Amstutz and his staff have been recruiting the state of Florida for several years and this year is no different. The defensive line is a key area that the Rocket coaching staff is looking to improve in this year's recruiting class, and Florida's a good place to look for that needed help.

Kashawn Frasier is a 6-3 and 215 pound defensive end from Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, FL. He had a very successful season in 2007 with 75 tackles and 16 sacks for the Monarch Knights.

"Kashawn's first step is excellent," Monarch head football coach Allen Jackson told Rocket Digest. Frasier's upside is great too. He has a good frame that he could easily grow another 30-40 pounds. He has also only played on the varsity football team for a short time, so he should be able to improve a great deal despite already putting up very strong numbers.

Frasier has offers from Toledo, Central Michigan, Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, and Arkansas State. He has already visited Toledo and Western Kentucky.

He had been getting recruited to Toledo by assistant coach Joe Gilbert. However, Gilbert left UT a couple of days ago for an assistant coach position at Houston. In the meantime, Toledo recruiting coordinator Doug Downing will be taking over the recruitment of Kashawn Fraser for the Rockets.

Frasier has not narrowed his list down at this time and expects to take five official visits before making a decision in early February. Central Michigan will likely get one of the three remaining visits that Fraser can take. The other two will be decided between Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, and Arkansas State.

Stay tuned to Rocket Digest for more updates on Kashawn Fraser as signing day approaches.


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