March 24, 2010

Frazier family 'blessed' with 24 offers

Shiloh Christian (Ark.) quarterback Kiehl Frazier is one of the top prospects in the country for the class of 2011.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound signal caller already has 24 scholarship offers on the table that read like a who's who among college football's elite. The spiritually devout family that Frazier comes from feels truly blessed to be in this position.

"Not everybody uses this word but for our family and the way we believe it is a blessing," said Robin Beach, Frazier's father. "Is there a lot of pressure that comes with all the attention and expectations? Yes there is but we've always tried to stay really grounded. We believe in putting God first in our lives and believe we have been put on this Earth to be servants to God and mankind. We feel that without the grace of God in our lives that we're not allowed to do anything. God has been really good to us."

Frazier holds offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Kansas State, LSU, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Western Michigan.

Beach knew his son was gifted even from an early age but the national attention over the last few months has admittedly been a little overwhelming.

"When Kiehl was young we all knew he was going to be special athletically," Beach said. "Even as young as 15 or 16 months we knew that he was going to be special because of all the things he could do with hand-eye coordination and just seeing how he could run and move. But no, we didn't know that recruiting was going to elevate to a national level like it has. We thought he was going to get some scholarship offers obviously.



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