Josh Frazier's mom is posting on grudenvillehomeofthedregsands
impletons. We can only hope they don't scare her off...http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2013/jan/14/fraziers-mother-gives-thoughts-ua-visit/
"Highly regarded Springdale Har-Ber junior defensive lineman Josh Frazier and his mother, Donna visited Arkansas on Sunday.
Frazier, 6-4, 324, 5.1 seconds in the 40 yard dash, has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Dead Trees and Arkansas State. He and his mother were very impressed with Coach Bret Bielema and the staff during their four and half hour visit.
Donna Frazier gave her thoughts on the visit on a Razorback message board, grudenvillehomeofthedregsands
impletons.net. It has been confirmed the post is her's. Click here"
"Hey all. I said I'd be getting back to y'all about Joshua's visit. I know many have been waiting with baited breath.
Well, shortly after we arrived, we discovered that it was Coach Bielema's 43rd birthday yesterday. He met us at the door in a warm-up suit and flip-flops along with 2 other coaches. He was so pleasant and relaxed as he shared his world views on the importance of flip-flops, and although I don't wear them much, I happen to agree. I get pretty cranky when I have to wear shoes that hurt my feet.
This coaching staff compared to Petrino's is much more relatable and genuine. It didn't get past me and Joshua last year that Petrino's bunch just seemed a bit pretentious and overly mushy towards him as an athlete. Joshua appreciated the candor and down-to-"earthiness" of this bunch a lot more.
I must say, we had a very good visit. I will try to refrain from speaking for Joshua, he doesn't like for me to do that, but my take on his reaction was a VERY positive one. Our visit with CBB and Coach Partridge was encouraging. Joshua was attentive and engaged throughout the visit. His time spent with the strengthening coach, Bob Herbert, was especially enjoyable to Joshua. Coach Herbert is a very intense, results-oriented trainer who will take our players to another level physically to prepare for the most formidable of opponents.
Coach Partridge seems to be a fair and no-nonsense DL coach who is versatile in his approach to how he handles relationships with players. Joshua seemed particularly pleased with some of the tips Coach Partridge showed him in how he focuses on opponents and how to get the upper hand when the ball is snapped.
Academically, what the school has to offer for student athletes is bar-none the best of the best. I'm so glad to see what Arkansas puts into seeing to it that their athletes achieve in the classroom as well as on the field. I've made it clear before, as to who I want to take my son to through and to the next phase of his life/career and that is Arkansas.
I will say to those of you with questions about their ability to recruit, you should trust their process. They get to know who they are recruiting and have the ability to line right up with what any player is looking for in a school, a team, or a coaching staff...and its not because their placating the recruit, it's just that they are just that versatile and relatable to just about anyone they come into contact with.
Coach Bielema and his coaches had me and Joshua feeling like we were talking to our next door neighbors as opposed to Petrino's bunch that had me feeling like we were talking to a bunch of politicians who were scrambling for our vote in the next election.
They've set the bar very high and in my opinion, will be the ones to beat as we continue through the recruitment process. I have a very keen sense of judgement and believe this is the team my son will want to play for unless someone else just comes and completely blows them out of the water - but it's gonna take a lot for that to happen."