Josh Frazier recruit scouting report: Tackle commands double team

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Josh Frazier could be the top player out of Arkansas, with the size to clog up opposing teams from the defensive tackle spot at the next level. Read on to find out what makes the 6'3, 334-pounder a four-star recruit.

Josh Frazier already has college-level size, as the 6'3, 334-pound defensive tackle from the Class of 2014 is one of the top 10 players at his position and one of the top 100 in the nation.

The Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber product is considered a consensus four-star, and is rated as his state's top player by 247's composite rankings. They also have him ranked as the No. 7 player amongst defensive tackles and the No. 89 player at any position in the nation. Not many high school juniors display his size, and not many show the potential to clog opposing offenses from the middle like Frazier.

Frazier doesn't have a huge recruiting list -- only nine teams have offered thus far -- but those that have are noteworthy. Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, USC, Notre Dame, and Florida State have all expressed interest in him, not to mention his home-state school of Arkansas.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Frazier holds all of those major offers because of his size. He is simply massive, and while he could use some reshaping, he isn't incredibly sloppy.

High school coaches will tell you that the "low man wins." That's true to a point, but it doesn't apply if one player is so much bigger and stronger than the other. And that's pretty much the case with Frazier. Even when he plays too high, which he does sometimes (this is not uncommon in high school), he easily overpowers those attempting to block him.

Frazier is a two-down player and does not project as someone who will rush the passer effectively at the BCS level.

That said, he does show good mobility, agility and quickness relative to his size. And that is really the key with any massive defensive tackle. With two-down interior defensive linemen, coaches ask whether they can be blocked by one man? And with Frazier, the answer is no, which means he'll command a double team.

Frazier is valuable because there are so few men of his age and size who have the ability to move at all. Whether as a 1-technique or a true nose, he could play early at the BCS level.

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