Consensus four-star running back Johnny Frasier committed to Florida State two months ago, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from pursuing him.
The Gators have turned up the heat on Frasier recently, and he decided to reward their efforts by attending Saturday’s game against LSU.
“They’ve picked up my recruitment,” he said. “I want to give them a chance. I like the team atmosphere and how the coaches treat the players.”
Last weekend’s visit was his first to Gainesville, and it exceeded his expectations.
“I enjoyed it,” Frasier said. “I like seeing new things, and this trip really opened my eyes. It was a great atmosphere, much better than I thought it was going to be. I didn’t know The Swamp got like that.”
The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder from Princeton, N.C., said he will consider taking an official visit to UF, and there are a couple other trips he has in mind.
“I’m going to go home and give some thought about it. If I feel like I should come back to Florida, I will,” he said. “Time will tell. I still want to visit Alabama and LSU.”
Frasier wants to see the Gators show some offensive improvement moving forward, particular with the production at his position. Florida’s running backs had just 10 carries for 17 yards in the loss to LSU.
“I think they can move the ball when they want to,” he said. “They have a lot of young guys out there. I think they can do more creative things with the ball and get players out in space. Coach (Will) Muschamp told me they could use a big playmaker like me, and I can see that.”
Even with the need UF has for Frasier and a possible return trip by him in the future, the Gators will have a hard time shaking his commitment to the Seminoles.
“It’s still pretty rock solid,” he said. “It’s going to take a whole lot to change my mind about Florida State.”
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