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West Virginia Offers North Carolina Cornerback

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West Virginia has jumped into North Carolina to offer William Amos Hough High School corner back Jalen Frazier.

The 5″10′ 178-lbs Junior is a quick and shifty corner, who has the speed to cover anyone. He can read the play quickly and go up and get the ball. Frazier can cover just about anyone and can make the tackle. Jalen is a game changer.

On his WVU offer Jalen says, “I dont really know much about the school, but im definitely going to take the time to learn more about them because they will definitely be one of my top schools.”

His thoughts on the program, “I like the fact that they are in a conference that throws the ball around. I play corner so the more chances I have to change the outcome of the games the better! There are typically five defensive backs on the field most of the time and they get after it! WVU uses a 3-3-5 that swarms the ball. They are aggressive and causes the offence to make mistakes or they have to be perfect.”

On playing in the B12 he says, “It’s always exciting when your teams are throwing the football. As a defensive back, what more can you ask for? In the Big 12 you are going to get exposed if you cant cover, so in the right defense I would be right at home.”

One of the best responses from asking which player he molds his game around came from Jalen saying, “Well, I pride myself on being versatile, I like to be identified by my ability to cover your best guy and will also smack your best ball carrier in the teeth if need be. So, a mixture of a few guys I know, Van Smith, Mark Fields, Clifton Duck and Mook Reynolds.”

When he hears WVU players that instantly come to mind are Rams wide out Tavon Austin, Bengals corner Adam”Pacman” Jones, and a local guy in North Carolina and current West Virginia quarter back Will Grier (Davidson Day HS, Davidson, North Carolina).

“State Championship or bust! I want to continue to perfect my craft and develop more as a leader on and off the field. I want to leave this program in better shape then I found it.” said Jalen Frazier on his goals this year. He added, “Also, I want to have a ton of fun!”

While Jalen dosen’t have a top list of schools, he says, “I plan on committing before the season so I am really just being diligent about finding out as much as I can about the schools that offer me the opportunities right now. Without leaving any stones unturned. I plan to visit a few places I haven’t been before formally narrow down my options.

“I will say this though, I will not play the recruiting game, I will be upfront with the coaches if the opportunity turns out not to be a good fit.” Frazier said.

Distance from home does not matter to him, saying, “I would play this game on the moon if that’s where the shoe fits!” His grandmother works for American Airlines, so the family can travel where ever he chooses. She dosen’t plan to retire until he is done playing.

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