When watching film for Florida football prospects, one of the checkboxes we look for here at Hail Florida Hail is whether or not the player pops as one of the most dominant players on the field. Don’t just be a guy who succeeds because of the system; be someone who succeeds no matter the system.
Four-star offensive lineman Blake Frazier is down to his final five schools, and while he will need to bulk up for the next level, there is no questioning his dominance on the field.
Florida Football: Down and dirty
Listed at 6’6″ and 270 pounds, Frazier has the height needed to be a monster in the SEC. He will need to add 60+ pounds if he intends to stick at tackle.
But one look at his film and Frazier plays like a guy already at 330 pounds. In almost every clip from his junior highlight reel, Frazier is pancaking someone to the ground. It doesn’t matter if the play is in his direction or away from him; Frazier is making sure someone has to pick themselves off the turf.
It’s not all just tossing guys to the ground, though. Frazier also easily gets upfield and peels off his blocks to pick up blitzes as needed, something that not every film package showcases.
His national ratings are all over the map. 247 and ESPN have Frazier listed as a three-star prospect. On3 has him as a four-star, sneaking into the top 300 at 275th nationally. Rivals, however, are sky high on Frazier, ranking him 52nd nationally and as the 4th best offensive tackle in the nation.
And truthfully, his film probably justifies a top 150 rating. The only thing that seems to hold him back in the rankings is that he is at the low end of the weight scale. Of the top 50 offensive tackles from 247 Sports, only five weigh less than Frazier.
But if you trust Billy Napier and the nutrition and strength staff to bulk Frazier up, he will be one Florida football wants to get.
Because even with his “lack of size,” he still launched the shot put 57′ 1.5″ over the weekend at the Texas Relays. That would be the fourth-best mark in all of Florida.
Last week he dropped his final five schools, and the Gators are still in the running.