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Sharrod Frazier, “Touch-Money”

By Barry Every
SouthernPigskin.com
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Wherever Frazier ends up one thing is for sure; he will leave it all on the field. If college coaches have any doubt about his size and ability they can catch Touch-Money on May, 19 striking Glynn Academy players in the spring game.

Brunswick High had high expectations for the 2016 season, but fate was not on their side as the Pirates finished (5-5) failing to make the playoffs for the second year in a row.

 

It must have been a real bitter pill to swallow considering crosstown rival Glynn Academy has gone (23-5) in that same time span. As a result Larry Harold resigned his position as head coach making way for former Pierce County leader Sean Pender to take over the helm of the Pirate ship.

One player that shined on the gridiron despite the Pirates dismal season was linebacker Sharrod Frazier. He led Brunswick in tackles with 90 total stops while accumulating 15.5 TFL’s, 4.5 sacks and two INT’s.

“The fact that we didn’t make the playoffs last season really hurt,” Frazier said. “We need to do a better job building team chemistry; so we need to all come together as one to reach our team goals. Coach Pender seems to be a real hard worker, and he is open to players trying new things. So yeah I’m really excited about my senior season.”

Not long after his junior season Frazier took part in the illustrious Georgia Junior Bowl sponsored by Rising Seniors. He made the most of his opportunities leading Team Commitment to a 30-10 victory by recording a game high eight solo tackles. He also added two TFL’s, one sack and one PBU.

Soon after that contest Frazier saw his offer list go from four to double digits and it is still growing. He currently has offers from Appalachian State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Miami of Ohio, South Alabama, Tulane, Western Kentucky and most recently Washington State.

This has all happened without really attending any of the premier national camps. Well, he was at the Nike Opening in Orlando, but pulled a hip flexor and was unable to finish. Frazier has been unable to attend any Junior Days because of lack of transportation.

Of these schools he claims that Coach Chad Lunsford of Georgia Southern is possibly doing the most aggressive job keeping in touch with him. And though they have yet to offer he likes what he is hearing from Boston College and West Virginia.

“I was going to head over to Auburn this Saturday, but I really need to take the ACT instead,” Frazier said. “I’d really like to visit Boston College and West Virginia this spring, both schools are recruiting me really hard. They just want to meet me.  I am also planning on going to the Nike Opening in Charlotte on May, 7.”

His teammates call him Touch-Money because of his ability to make plays on the football field that should someday lead to bigger things-like the NFL. One thing is for sure; Frazier is easily one of the hardest hitters in the Peach State.

“Even though I have only been here a month I have studied last year’s film and he is definitely a hard hitter,” Pender said. We just timed our players in the 40-yard dash and Frazier ran multiple 4.4’s. We plan on using him in that pony position which is a hybrid safety/linebacker. He can cover backs and slots in both man and zone coverage. There is no doubt that he has the tenacity to help us win games this fall.”

Frazier claims distance is not an issue in recruiting and is open to every offer right now. Three schools he’d like to hear more from are Clemson, Florida and UCLA.

“I’m looking at the combination of academics and defensive scheme and how that fits into my future,” Frazier said. “I’m interested in possibly selling real estate in a big city or owning a physical fitness center. I really wouldn’t mind experiencing something different since I have lived in Southeast Georgia all my life.”

Wherever Frazier ends up one thing is for sure; he will leave it all on the field. If college coaches have any doubt about his size and ability they can catch Touch-Money on May, 19 striking Glynn Academy players in the spring game.