Auburn QB commitment Kiehl Frazier weighed in on the Newton-to-the-NFL discussion over the weekend, telling Sporting News that, if called upon, he’d be ready to fill Auburn’s biggest pair of shoes in a generation as a true freshman if those shoes decide to declare for the draft.
After Newton leaves, Frazier is expected to be a serious candidate to start at quarterback – whether it’s as a true freshman in 2011 if Newton leaves for the NFL after this season — or as a redshirt freshman or sophomore in 2012.
“(Newton and I” talk after just about every game, and he tells me the highlights are every game and his situation and what he’s thinking about the NFL,” Frazier told Sporting News over the weekend. “He’s not definite about anything yet. There’s definitely a chance that he’ll go. If he wins the Heisman, that would probably increase his changes of leaving. Right now I think he’s more focused on getting to the national championship.”
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