Here’s the timeline and the account of events that led running back King Frazier to transfer from Nebraska to North Dakota State:
- As an assistant coach, Chris Klieman recruited the state of Missouri and one of his targets was Frazier, from Lee’s Summit, Mo. Frazier had scholarship offers from NDSU, North Dakota and Indiana, according to his Nebraska bio, but chose to walk on to Nebraska.
- Frazier redshirted in 2012 and saw limited playing time as a redshirt freshman this year with 12 carries for 44 yards. A fourth stringer behind three pretty good backs, he decided to look elsewhere.
- In early December, right after Craig Bohl announced he would leave for Wyoming effective after the season, King’s high school coach called Klieman and said Frazier was interested in looking for another school. Klieman, not knowing his future or the future of the program, told the coach to sit tight. “I had nothing to tell him,” Klieman said.
- The following week, after Klieman accepted the head coaching position, he called Frazier’s coach back.
- NDSU was in Frisco, Texas for the FCS national title game when Frazier called Klieman and said he saw that NDSU was going to hire Randy Hedberg as the quarterbacks coach. Hedberg was an assistant at Southern Illinois, which was the other school Frazier was considering, and the lead Saluki recruiter for Frazier. He said on the spot that he wanted to come to NDSU without even visiting.
- This week, Frazier enrolled for spring semester, will participate in winter workouts and spring football and will have three years of eligibility remaining.