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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Signee profile: LB Kris Frost

After a small misunderstanding in January, five-star recruit Kris Frost is an Auburn Tiger.

Frost, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker/wide receiver from Matthews, N.C., is ranked by Rivals as the No. 2 outside linebacker and the No. 20 overall recruit, tops among Auburn's signees. He is the No. 1 player from North Carolina.

He originally was leaning toward Michigan but switched after Rich Rodriguez was fired. He announced his intentions to sign with Auburn at the U.S. Army All-American Game but didn't clear it with the coaches first. The problem was resolved a week later.

He said he hopes to make it as a wide receiver, although all the scouting services say he's built to be a linebacker at the college level.

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  • Committed: Jan. 18, 2011
  • Recruited by: Tommy Thigpen
  • Also considered: Michigan, LSU, Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech
  • Rivals: 20 overall, 2 position (OLB), 1 state
  • Scout: 268 overall, 17 position (OLB)
  • ESPN: 28 position (ATH)
  • Notable: Frost's Butler High had a 31-game winning streak while he was there.
  • Quotable: "There are 50 other guys fighting for the same spot that are just as good as I am. I have to understand that. They are fighting to get into this university. That's the way it is. It's a numbers game. I did the best I could in recruiting and I think I came out on top. I am just excited to be here." -- Frost in January

Here's a free scouting report on Frost courtesy of Rivals:
  • On the Hoof: Frost has a great frame with wide shoulders and strong legs.
  • Needs Improvement: The idea of him playing on the offensive side of the ball is silly. His skill set is made for defense and he does not have the elite hands to become a great receiver. Defensively he needs to play all-out on every down and chase the ball all over the field.
  • Most Impressive: For a defensive player he is off the charts athletically and has the makings of a great pass rusher. Frost also is a natural in his backpedal while having above-average ball skills for a linebacker. He has the size potential to project at several defensive positions.
  • Conclusion: Can he embrace playing defense full time? Like many elite linebacker prospects he will get his first opportunity to prove himself on special teams.

1 comment:

Tar Heel Tiger said...

'bout time we got another North Carolinian on The Plains