Nate Frazier is a 4* RB in the 2024 recruiting class who attends Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. Nate is ranked as the #4 RB, the #4 player in California, and the #51 player in the country according to the recruiting industry rankings.
· Jersey # - 6
· HT/WT – 5’11” 210 lbs.
· Junior Year Stats – 61 carries, 791 yards, 9 touchdowns, 11.4 YPC, 4 receptions, 62 receiving yards, 1 touchdown
· 10.58 100m, 21.62 200m
Another day, another track star RB joining UGA’s #1 class in 2024. Frazier might not have quite the straight-line track speed that Dwight Philips has, but Nate can still flat out RUN. Frazier’s ability to beat defenders to the edge and break away on long runs are just a few of the reasons why he is ranked so highly. He also took reps at WR, returner, and DB, but Frazier is a tailback first and foremost.
On3 appears to be much higher on Nate Frazier than the other three major recruiting sites (247, Rivals, and ESPN). On3 has Frazier ranked as the #1 RB, the #2 player from California, and the #15 player in the country, along with having Nate as a 5*.
Despite being listed as the #4 RB, I think that Frazier is the most complete back in this cycle. It is rare to find such a well-rounded skill set in a high school junior. Nate was not overly involved in the passing game, but he seems more than up to the task of catching the ball out of the backfield. At 0:50 in his Hudl film, watch Nate grab a screen pass, shuck three arm tackles, and then explode to the endzone like a bullet out of a gun. The clip that immediately follows at 1:02 once again showcases his ability to run through tacklers and be explosive on a 98-yard touchdown run.
You are not going to find a lot of clips where Nate is bulldozing guys into the ground, but he forces a ton of missed tackles. He possesses excellent awareness and agility. If you don’t come in low and wrap up on this guy, watch out because you are going to end up on the highlight reel.
Not sold yet? Jump to 5:32 in the video and watch Nate Frazier go to work as a blocker! One of my biggest pet peeves is when running backs, receivers, and tight ends fail to include blocking clips in their film. Frazier gets a big checkmark in that area. He is not only a capable blocker but an enthusiastic one. On multiple occasions, you see Nate getting low on blitzers and shooting the hands into their chest with great technique. Aside from being great at pass protection, keep an eye out for Nate as a lead blocker. He fires out of the backfield to block for his fellow RBs with the same intensity as if he was carrying the rock.
· Nate Frazier Player Comparison – Sony Michel. Both of these RB’s sit around 5’11” 215 and have a tremendous blend of speed and agility. Both backs can employ power when necessary but mostly rely on being shifty and quick to avoid tacklers. Michel and Frazier are both capable receivers out of the backfield, along with being great pure runners.