In-State QB Back Again

Oswego junior QB Steven Frank makes another trip to see the Illini and talks about where Illinois stands compared to other schools.

The top in-state quarterback in the class of 2016 in Illinois is Oswego's Steven Frank. The signal-caller was back in Champaign for another visit on Saturday and saw the U of I more in-depth than before.

"(The visit) was great!" Frank said. "I really liked how they had the lights glowing at the stadium when we were leaving, too. It looked so cool."

Frank was offered following a camp this summer at which he threw for Illinois offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Bill Cubit. The two were reunited on Saturday and picked up where they left off.

"We just talked about the offense a lot and some of the reads and plays they're putting in," Frank said. "The relationship (with Illinois) has grown a lot."

Illinois was already in a good position before the visit weekend, but the Illini are still gaining momentum with one of their top targets.

"After the visit, Illinois is growing on me a lot," he said. "I'm not really sure what other schools might offer next to be honest. Things might slow down a bit now. I would say Illinois is in my top 3 though."

Frank spent much of his junior season sidelined with a broken foot, but has worked hard this offseason to get back into game form and prepare for his senior season.

In the meantime, he's set to lead the Midwest BOOM 7-on-7 team this spring.

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