SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Shiloh Christian has been a powerhouse in Arkansas football for the last decade, but the small private school in the northwest corner of the state might never have had a prospect as polished as Kiehl Frazier.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback threw for 3,817 yards and 48 touchdowns last season, leading the Saints to their second straight state title and third in four seasons. He also ran for 764 yards and 14 touchdowns.
"He's probably the most highly recruited kid" the school has had recently, coach Josh Floyd said.
Frazier was named to The Associated Press Arkansas Super Team last season as a junior.
There's no doubt Frazier has the size to play quarterback at the next level, and he has one more high school season to work on his fundamentals and footwork while chasing a third straight championship for his school.
The Saints like to spread the field, and with a quarterback like Frazier, they're tough to stop. Shiloh Christian started only six seniors in the state title game last season, so the best may be yet to come for Frazier and his teammates.
Frazier has verbally committed to Auburn, where Gus Malzahn is the offensive coordinator.
Malzahn was one of the most successful high school coaches in Arkansas history before moving on to the college level in 2006. He even coached at Shiloh Christian at one point, and although that was well before Frazier arrived, the chance to play for Malzahn at Auburn was obviously attractive.
"I think it had a little bit to do with it," Floyd said. "The offensive system is similar to what he does here."