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Versatile 2024 3-Star ATH Cameron Frazier Building Bond With Tiquan Underwood and Pitt

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As Cameron Frazier walked down the hallway of Pitt’s South Side complex Saturday, a familiar Hi-Top caught his eye. He wasn’t exactly familiar with Tiquan Underwood then, but he is now.

Frazier — a 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete from KIPP Columbus in Ohio in the class of 2024 — made it down for Pitt’s Junior Day over the weekend. He walked up to Underwood, asked what was up and the pair went into the wide receiver’s room together.

“And that was that,” Fraizer told PSN.

“(Underwood’s) a pretty dope guy, pretty dope coach. I like him. We watched my film together, and he said I was a great player, and he just wanted to get in touch with me more and build a relationship.”

Frazier initially picked up his offer from linebackers coach Ryan Manalac last June, but as he visited Pittsburgh over the weekend, he spent a lot of time with Underwood — and secondary coach Archie Collins.

“The visit was pretty good,” Frazier said. “I loved it. I learned techniques from the wide receiver (Underwood) and the DB coaches (Collins), the head coach (Pat Narduzzi). Man, the visit was good.”

Frazier was able to spend more and more time with the coaching staff, but he also got to tour the campus and attend Pitt basketball’s matchup against Florida State at the Petersen Events Center — perhaps his two favorite parts of the visit.

He even got to see how the Steelers and Panthers share a facility on the South Side.

But if there was an area during his time in Pittsburgh Saturday that really caught his eye, it was the balance between academics and athletics from Pitt’s coaching staff.

“They don’t think about just football, they think about after school, and their biggest thing is they want all their football players to graduate, to do something after they’re done with football,” Frazier said. “So, that’s one thing I loved about the Pitt coaches and staff up there. They care more about school.”

So, Frazier is a dedicated student in the classroom at KIPP Columbus, but he’s also a true multi-purpose two-way threat on the football field, too.

He racked up 333 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries, 473 yards and five touchdowns on 22 receptions (all team-highs) and even threw the ball 19 times for 109 yards offensively.

He also added a team-high 70 tackles (37 solo), 12 tackles for loss, seven sacks and three forced fumbles defensively as a safety.

If KIPP Columbus needed something done on the football field, Frazier was there to do it. And other schools took notice. He’s also received offers from Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Connecticut, Kent State, Kentucky, Marshall, Massachusetts, Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo and West Virginia.

247Sports rates Frazier as the 525th-ranked recruit in the class (71st-ranked athlete and the 21st-ranked recruit from Ohio) while Rivals rates him as the 40th-ranked athlete and 11th-ranked recruit from Ohio.

He’s flashed elite potential at both wide receiver and defensive back, and Pitt’s coaching staff viewed him as such Saturday. And after Saturday’s visit, he expects the communication with Pitt’s staff to really pick up.

Frazier is going to use this spring and summer as a way to compete at more and more camps and on the 7-on-7 level. He wants to check out the schools he’s interested in.

“Pitt is one of my top schools,” Frazier said.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
8 days ago

“Dope” coaches on the staff are crucial

Michael Roth
Michael Roth
8 days ago

Better than cowards and enablers.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
7 days ago
Reply to  Michael Roth

What coaches do you speak of? duzz and the strength coach enabling woman beaters?

Michael Roth
Michael Roth
7 days ago

Nope, your familiar with the ones im referring too. They are your idols after all. Overall, quite apt and fitting.

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