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February 7, 2013

In your prep pantheon, don’t forget Frazier

LITTLEAXE — It’s national signing day and everybody wants to know if Bob Stoops has replenished the Sooner cupboard with strong enough, mean enough and physical enough defensive tackles because so much goes through them defensively and, for two years now, just about everything has gone through the Sooner defense.

Of course, there will be time to figure that out. If not next season then the next one and the one after that, when Wednesday’s latest prospect class might finally be accurately judged.

Still, instead of digging deep toward Owen Field, say hello (and, sort of, goodbye) to Andee Frazier.

She does not play for Oklahoma nor is she going to. She’s not even from Norman High or Norman North, nor any other Class 6A program.

She’s from Little Axe. She pitches. And, just maybe, no area athlete around here over the last 15 years has enjoyed the same success she has.

In the midst of so much signing day hoopla, Frazier’s the perfect person to catch up with because, though football may be everything, it is not the only thing.

There are so many signing day stories and Frazier’s deserves to be told.

She has signed to pitch and maybe hit a little bit, too, for the Kangaroos of Missouri-Kansas City of the Summitt League.

The ’Roos were 27-30 last season and their best pitcher, Deanna Friese, put together an earned run average of 3.00. She’s back this season, but a senior, so just maybe Frazier will have the chance to become the ’Roo in the circle something like she’s been the Indian in the circle these last few years.

Yes, it’s hard to compare Frazier to Ryan Broyles, Jordan Evans or Billy Bajema, or Nate Boylan, Taylor Hardeman or Britney Brown, or even Anne Remy, Russ Coleman or Brandon Little Axe. But she did win three state titles, in a row, throwing every pitch of every inning her team played at Hall of Fame Stadium.

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