Har-Ber Defensive Tackle Josh Frazier Selected For U.S. Army All-American Game
Earlier this week Har-Ber Defensive Tackle Josh Frazier was honored in front of his entire senior class for being selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game, which is being held in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Only 90 players from across the country get picked to play in this game and an average of 30 of those athletes get selected in the NFL draft.
“It’s just an honor to get selected to this U.S. Army All-American game and to be apart of this and to do it with all of my friends and my family,” said Frazier. “It is incredible.”
Har-Ber Head Coach Chris Wood is proud of Frazier. He knows the selection to the all-star game was a product of the defensive tackle’s work ethic.
“He wants to please the guys around him,” said Wood. “He wants to please his coaches and teachers. I mean he has a servants mentality and he really cares about other people.”
Frazier is being heavily recruited by a number of schools, but USC, Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn and Arkansas are his top five choices. Frazier likes the idea of staying in the Natural State, but is looking at all opportunities before making a decision.
“It comes down to campus life, the environment, am I going to be surrounded by good people, are they going to take care of me if I go out of state,” said Frazier. “I know I would be taken care of in Arkansas, because I am from here, but there’s other opportunities and I’m going to look at all of those other opportunities and see what they have to offer me before I make a decision.”
Education will also play a huge factor in Frazier’s decision. His mom wants him to go to a school that will provide him with the tools to be successful.
“First and foremost I want him to get an education,” said Donna Frazier. “I want him to understand that is the crust of what is going on and he is getting an education. His talents and gifts are making a way for him to do that. I am just extraordinarily proud of him.”
Frazier says he would not be the player he is today without his family and coaches.
“Really they have shaped me to be the person I am today with my characteristics and how I act,” said Frazier. “I don’t know where I would be without those guys and telling me I need to have integrity, stay humble and do all this and that. I mean it’s just all coming together and it’s show with all my hard work and effort. It’s really amazing and is a blessing.”