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Boise State numerical roster countdown 2016: Day 8, Jabril Frazier

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1 week and 1 day is all we have to slog through until Boise State will be representing in the bayou. That's 8 days if you hadn't already worked that out. Today, let's look at #8 on the Bronco roster to commemorate—Jabril Frazier

#8, Jabril Frazier, Sophomore, STUD

Fraz

Stats

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 239 lbs. (-1)

High School: Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, CA

How'd he get to the Blue™?

The Broncos were able to pull off a signing day coup when Frazier chose the Broncos in a televised hat ceremony over in-state USC. Frazier was a 4-star recruit according to 247sports and one of their top 30 prospects in the state of California. Frazier racked up 191 tackles (146 solo) in his two year varsity career as well as 25 sacks (19 of which were in his senior campaign). For his efforts last year, Frazier was named to the All Del Rey League first team and the All-CIF team and was also named the League MVP. Frazier picked the Broncos over reported offers from USC, Utah, Arizona, Northern Arizona, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, and San Diego State.

Nickname

"Showtime"

This is his twitter handle so I assume he has a certain affinity for the nickname. That, or he really loves that particular cable network.

Look-a-like

Byron

Still getting a young Byron Scott vibe off the even younger Jabril.

Career Highlights

Appeared in 11 games for the Broncos in 2015 and registered 2.5 sacks. League MVP in 2013. First team All-CIF and All-Del Rey League as a senior in 2013. 99 tackles and 19 sacks in 2013. 97 tackles and 6 sacks in 2012.

2016 Prospectus

The wise philosopher Ric Flair once said, "to be the man you have to beat the man". Far be it from me to disagree with the Nature Boy, but I also might add, "to be the man, sometimes the man has to graduate". Kamalei Correa is obviously that man, and a large beneficiary of that departure stands to be Jabril Frazier. Frazier had a pretty good RS freshman season last year, piling up 17 total tackles in 11 games, and if you drill down on those numbers, you'll see some pretty positive news. For example...1 in 6 tackles was a sack and approximately one in 4 tackles was for loss. With an expanded snapload (this is now a word) and more of a feature role, I think that Frazier can really become a premier defender for the Broncos. If Steve Caldwell can get him to replicate his senior year production at Verbum Dei (19 sacks) we'd really be in for a treat, but I think we'd all be pretty darn pleased if he just made the same kind of freshman-to-sophomore leap that his predecessor Correa made. I have no doubt that Frazier can be an all-conference type contributor for the Broncos, all he needs is a little time.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes he is.

Completely made up fact

Jabril has had to completely quit eating tossed salads AND scrambled eggs so as to discourage teammates from making 'Frasier' jokes at his expense.