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QB Frazer proud to be Irish

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Now that quarterback Zach Frazer has had a few days to think about his commitment to Charlie Weis and Notre Dame, what else does the signal caller think about the situation, next season and about Notre Dame itself?
"I feel great about the commitment, it's a wonderful feeling," he said. "I'm more relaxed now and it's nice to get the weight off your shoulders. Notre Dame has everything I wanted and they just stuck out to me. They always say go to the college that fits you best and Notre Dame is that for me."
What stuck out about the Fighting Irish?
"During my three visits up, I saw that their academics are the best, they had everything I wanted academically," he said. "They also have great all around people with tons of experience who can be serious and great family people too. They treat others the way you want to be treated.
"I met Brady Quinn and others and the players made you feel at home. Also playing time would be great and the campus is beautiful with all the buildings."
What made Frazer, a top quarterback prospect, jump on a commitment so early?
"I thought I was going to wait and make sure I had the right decision. I was probably going to commit about mid-summer, but it just felt right," he said. "I didn't base it on the visit the last few days, they just always stuck out once they offered me and I know they're going to be in the top of the NCAA in the coming years. Charlie Weis is going to bring a whole bunch of recruits and that's why I committed, because he's not just building a team, he's building a future for Notre Dame."
As for playing time, current Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn is only an upcoming junior meaning Frazer will have to sit his freshman year before playing.
"Brady will be a senior when I'm a freshman, I won't play my freshman year, but to learn from him would be great," he said. "Brady knows his stuff and a lot about football, it wouldn't be bad to learn from the guy and I'll still have three years of playing time."
This spring Frazer plans on attending the Nike Camp at Penn State and the Elite College Combine. What else is the 6-foot-4, 216-pounder doing in preparation for Notre Dame?
"I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing," he said. "I'm running, lifting and throwing, it's a daily life for me and I don't plan on stopping it now. I've still got my senior year and the combines coming up too."
The quarterback prospect will certainly be keeping a close eye on his new team over the next year.
"I went to see spring practices and their offense is going to be good," he said. "I'm excited to see how they adjust next season to the new offense. They also will keep in touch with me often and let me know what's going on."
One assumption is that Frazer would certainly make a trip to the Notre Dame camp this summer. Is this true?
"I don't know, I might go," he said. "I think I'm just more interested in going for another visit though or my official visit out there."
Frazer also had offers from a host of other teams including Connecticut, Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina State, Penn State and Syracuse among others.
The quarterback ended the conversation with these remarks.
"I'm proud I'm going to Notre Dame, it feels great."
To check out Frazer on film, click on this link.
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