Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Frazier warming up to Arkansas
Springdale Har-Ber defensive tackle Josh Frazier (right) is one of the top defensive tackles in the country.
After visiting Arkansas on Thursday, Springdale Har-Ber junior defensive lineman Josh Frazier admitted he could see himself wearing Razorback Red in the future.
"I was thinking to myself it would be kind of cool, "Frazier said. "It's a definite possibility of committing to Arkansas I just want to see how they do first. It's so close to home. Springdale is 15 minutes away and I was born in Rogers. I've lived in Fayetteville. I went to kindergarten in Fayetteville"
Frazier, 6-4, 324, 5.1 seconds in the 40 yard dash, is rated the No. 85 prospect in the nation by CBS Sports Network national recruiting analysts Tom Lemming. He and El Dorado defensive lineman Bijhon Jackson were able to take in the Hogs' first spring practice in pads.
"It was kind of similar to coach Petrino's style," Frazier said. "I kind of watched (defensive line) coach (Charlie) Partridge and them do their individual drills."
Some of the drills are similar to what Frazier does at Har-Ber high school.
"They use some hula hoops and you run around them and you hit the bag and you rip." Frazier said.
He called Arkansas' scrimmage as really intense and fast paced. In a short period of time Frazier taken a liking to strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert.
"I like what coach Herb is doing with all of the players," Frazier said. "He's helping me out with football and giving me some tips. I feel like I've gotten a lot stronger in the weight room because coach Herb has given me these tiny little tips and some eating habits and stuff like that. "
Frazier was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All Arkansas team after recording 65 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble and 4 sacks. He and Jackson were given a tour of the campus by director of recruiting Chris Hauser.