Coach Spotlight: Kiehl Frazier

Kiehl Frazier, the 6-3, 215-pound quarterback prospect from Arkansas, the #4-ranked QB in the nation, is a huge target for UCLA. His coach, Josh Floyd, talked about why Frazier is a "once-in-a-lifetime" player...

Kiehl Frazier is going for a three-peat in his final season at Shiloh Christian in Springdale, Arkansas.

Frazier is the reining two-time MVP of the state championship game. He also paired up with his head coach, Josh Floyd, for 4A coach and player of the year honors in 2009. This fall they'll try for another before Floyd has to say goodbye to Frazier, whom he calls a "once-in-a-lifetime" player.

"Kiehl and his family moved into the Springdale area, and he came to us as a sophomore," said Coach Josh Floyd. "We could tell right away he had a ton of ability. In learning the mental aspects of the game he's really come a long way."

Frazier passed for 3,817 yards and had 48 touchdown passes during his junior season. He had excellent accuracy numbers with 227 completions on 362 attempts for 63-percent. Considered a duel-threat because he can beat you with his feet too, Frazier amassed 764 yards on 137 carries with 14 rushing touchdowns.

"He's got a big arm and can make every throw you need him to," said Floyd. "He stays calm in the pocket and doesn't get rattled. That was never more evident than in our quarterfinal playoff game with Nashville last year where we trailed 35-0.

"He showed poise, leadership, and made clutch plays helping us comeback to win the game 51-49. It was a tremendous effort, and we were able to go on to win state for a second year in a row."

Recently, Frazier had a sports hernia and still put on a dazzling performance at the Elite 11 camp in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has 25 scholarship offers and counting. Home state Arkansas, Miami, Kansas State, Auburn, Florida, and UCLA are speculated as his leaders at this point. He plans on camping at UCLA, USC, Miami, and Florida during the summer.

"During his senior season I'd like to see Kiehl become more of a vocal leader for us," said Floyd. "He's certainly been one of our leaders, but has led more by example. With his recruiting I expect him to narrow it down soon to three or four schools, and then make a decision over the summer."

Shiloh Christian finished with a 13-1 record, and USA Today had them ranked No. 23 in their final poll. Frazier, 6-3, 215 has been invited to play in the Under Amour All-American game after his senior season.

"Kiehl's such a great kid," said Floyd. "He's very laid back and humble despite all the accolades and attention surrounding him. He's a hard worker who does well in the classroom. We're excited for the opportunity he has in front of him, but we'll certainly miss him a lot when he leaves for college."

Frazier also ran track at Shiloh Christian. His best 40 time is a 4.57. He has a 35.5" vertical leap and has a max bench press of 300. His team returns enough talent that expectations for a 3rd straight state title are very high.

"We have two other for-sure Division 1 guys in Sam Harvill, who signed with Kansas State, and Travis Bodenstein," Floyd said. "Monday was the first day of spring practice, and it will go for two weeks. We'll end with a intra-squad game."

Kiehl Frazier is very active in his church in Springdale, Shiloh Creek Revival Church. He'll wear his now famous No. 15 jersey for the Saints this coming fall looking to three-peat.

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