Austin (TX) Vandegrift offensive tackle Blake Frazier committed to Michigan on Sunday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Clemson, Florida, and Texas A&M, among others.
Frazier is listed at 6’5″ and 260 lbs. in some places, and in other places, he’s up to 6’6″ and 270.
ESPN: 3-star, 79 grade, #40 OT
On3: 4-star, 90 grade, #27 OT, #275 overall
Rivals: 4-star, 5.9 grade, #4 OT, #52 overall
247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #38 OT
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Blake is the son of former Michigan offensive lineman Steve Frazier, who played center and guard for the Wolverines in the late 1990s. Steve was from Kingwood (TX) Kingwood and was listed at 6’4″ and 295 lbs. at his biggest, so Blake is already taller than his dad and will almost certainly end up heavier, too. The younger Frazier was considered to be a good bet for the Wolverines once they offered, but the pull to stay home in Texas or elsewhere in the south can be strong. But when your dad’s program wins back-to-back Joe Moore Awards, it’s difficult to say no.
I wrote up a scouting report on Frazier recently (LINK), so I don’t have much more to say about his play on the field.
As for where he fits on the line, I think he could play guard or tackle. He’s athletic enough to pull at guard (or tackle) and has good enough feet to be a bookend pass blocker. As of right now, he’s Michigan’s most technically refined offensive line commitment. Michigan now has four line commits in the class of 2024, and below is a potential depth chart for the 2024 season:
LT: Jeffrey Persi (RS Sr.), Evan Link (So.), Andrew Sprague (Fr.)
LG: Giovanni El-Hadi (RS Jr.), Nathan Efobi (So.), Luke Hamilton (Fr.)
C: Greg Crippen (RS Jr.), Raheem Anderson II (RS Jr.), Amir Herring (So.)
RG: Zak Zinter (RS Sr.), Reece Atteberry (RS Sr.), Dominick Giudice (RS Jr.), Connor Jones (RS So.)
RT: Andrew Gentry (RS So.), Tristan Bounds (RS Jr.), Blake Frazier (Fr.), Ben Roebuck (Fr.)
I would expect Michigan to take at least one more lineman in the 2024 class, if not two. One good bet is probably center prospect Jake Guarnera, but there are a lot of other strong options, too.
Frazier would be the first player from Vandegrift, which opened in 2009, to sign with Michigan.
TTB Rating: 89
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