UPDATE: Blair Angulo of ESPN reports that four-star defensive lineman Josh Frazier has rescheduled his official visit to USC for next weekend.
Springdale (Ark.) defensive tackle Joshua Frazier, an #Alabama commit, has rescheduled his official visit to USC for next weekend.
— Blair Angulo (@bangulo) January 24, 2014
The visit on the weekend of January 31st through February 2nd gives USC the last visit for Frazier, who is currently committed to Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide.
Frazier was initially interested in the USC coaches under Ed Orgeron, and re-engaged with the Trojans when former Texas defensive line coach Bo Davis was hired to the same position at USC by head coach Steve Sarkisian.
Davis, of course, is now at Alabama and set to be Frazier’s position coach, should he stay committed to the Tide. USC has former Georgia defensive line coach Chirs Wilson, who already had a recruiting relationship with Frazier while with the Bulldogs.
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EARLIER: According to Andrew Bone of Rivals, four-star defensive tackle Josh Frazier (Springdale, Ark./Har-Ber) no longer plans on officially visiting USC. It is currently unclear if the Alabama commit will no longer consider signing with the Trojans.
The possibility of luring the Arkansas native out of SEC territory figured to be an uphill battle but the Trojans had a slight advantage.
Frazier, the No. 5 defensive tackle in the 2014 class according to Rivals, grew up a Trojan fan and became enamored with former interim coach Ed Orgeron.
That relationship kept the Trojans in the hunt before Alabama secured the defensive tackle’s verbal commitment in late November.
With Claude Pelon currently the only defensive tackle from the 2014 class that is enrolled, the addition of Frazier could be a significant addition to the defensive line.
Particularly when considering Leonard Williams may be lost to the NFL Draft following the 2014 season.
Where the Trojans opt to go from here remains to be seen.
Frazier is a talent that any team would gladly take, but with limited scholarships, how much of a gamble can Steve Sarkisian afford to take?
Overall, Rivals ranks Frazier as the No. 86 prospect available in 2014.