In mid-August, once-touted recruit Kiehl Frazier moved from offense to defense. Five months later, the player is moving on from the Auburn football program entirely.
Head coach Gus Malzahn, al.com is reporting, confirmed Friday that Frazier has decided to transfer from the Tigers. The stated reason, Malzahn said, is Frazier wants the opportunity to play quarterback again, which he very likely wouldn’t bet on The Plains.
A four-star member of AU’s 2011 recruiting class, Frazier was rated as the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 1 player at any position in the state of Arkansas. Frazier was widely viewed as the future at the position, starting — and struggling immensely — the first five games of the 2012 season before giving way to Clint Moseley.
He was moved to defensive back midway through camp as the starting job was ultimately won by Nick Marshall, who went on to lead the Tigers to a BCS title game appearance.