Logan Frazier, a commit under the Scott Satterfield administration, has stayed loyal to the university despite the coaching change to Head Coach Jeff Brohm. But, if you know Logan’s story, then it is no surprise that his loyalty never wavered amidst all the personnel changes.
Frazier’s family comes from the city of Louisville and the ties to the University of Louisville primarily comes through his grandfather, James Frazier Sr, who played for the Cardinals for one season during the 1970s. The appearance for only one season was due to a diagnosis of cancer, which prohibited him for suiting up on the sidelines again. However, this diagnosis did not hold him back from pursuing his academic degree.
Battling fellow student-athletes on the football field is certainly one challenge, but battling cancer is a much more serious bout. Frazier was resilient and would go on to graduate from the University of Louisville. Meanwhile, he ushered in future generations to the program, namely his grandson Logan Frazier.
Coupled with his familial ties to the University was his relationship with offensive coordinator Lance Taylor. The two formed a bond when Frazier took a visit to Notre Dame, while Taylor was on staff in South Bend and they remained in touch for months after that.
Once Taylor was announced as the offensive coordinator for the Cardinals, Frazier says “it felt like it was meant to happen.” As of December 8, 2022, Lance Taylor was announced as the Head Coach of the Western Michigan University Broncos, which could have thrown a wrench in his commitment to the Cardinals.
But he never wavered. Logan received an offer to play at the University of Louisville as a Preferred Walk-On, which is the same offer that Louisville native Grant Goodman received a year ago. Goodman is the only other running back on the roster with a PWO status.
It is worth noting that newly installed Running Backs Coach Chris Barclay offered Boonville, Indiana native, Devin Mockobee, a preferred walk-on opportunity when he worked under Coach Brohm at Purdue University.
There are some eerie similarities to the Logan Frazier story. The most obvious one is that Mockobee told Barclay that Purdue was his dream school, which is identical to how Frazier feels about Louisville. The second similarity is that both of these players are running backs and both of these players were impactful during their high school career.
Now, with Barclay joining Coach Brohm at Louisville, the 5-foot-10 running back has the same opportunity that Mockobee had under his tenure at Purdue. While Barclay was in West Lafayette, Devin Mockobee flourished in the Purdue offense and ultimately earned himself a scholarship.
The proven running ability of Mockobee is similar to the ability that Frazier possesses, which could very well see this narrative ending in the same way as Mockobee’s. Plus, the passion for these two universities runs deep in both of these student-athletes.
With his proven ability and deep rooted passion to be a Cardinal, it was only a matter of time before the door for his collegiate chapter was going to open. As of yesterday, that door has officially opened when Frazier announced a date to sign his commitment letter to play for the University of Louisville, and it is set for this Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM.