Born on the Sunshine Coast and growing up in Brisbane, McReight first came to rugby at the age of 15, playing in the centres. However, it wasn't until a move into the breakaway forwards that saw McReight gain higher honours. Playing not only for combined states in 2015, Fraser also9 sought selection within the Queensland 7s program in 2015, before progressing in 2016 to the Queensland schoolboys side, where he excelled gaining selection in the 2016 Australian Schoolboys squad. It was due to this that McReight gained selection in the Queensland U20s in 2017 and again in 2018. As well as the 2017 championship Queensland Country NRC side.