By the end of June, Oswego (Ill.) quarterback Steven Frank plans to have a future Division I home. For now, the wait continues.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound pro style quarterback, who holds Power 5 offers from Illinois and Boston College, camped at Iowa State on Saturday and impressed coaches with his abilities. Frank hopes to commit to a school by the end of June, which could line up with Iowa State’s planned timeline.
“I thought [camp] went really well,” Frank said. “That was probably my best camp I’ve had so far in all the years I’ve been at camps. I thought I performed my best. There were maybe some things I could have done a little better — put a little more touch on the ball — but other than that I thought I did pretty well.”
Frank showed an ability to put touch on his passes down the sideline and had good velocity when hitting receivers quick during one-on-ones. He’s a big quarterback who possesses many abilities behind center.
Iowa State has long showed interest in Frank, stopping by to visit him during the spring evaluation period. The Cyclones had wanted Frank to attend camp to see him throw in person, and his visit Saturday led to not only that opportunity but also one to visit with coach Paul Rhoads in his office afterward.
“He was just saying how much they like me and stuff and that they thought I did really well at camp and that he was going to stay in contact with me and see what happens in the next 10 days,” Frank said. “They’re going to get through the Friday Night Lights camp this Friday and then they’re going to let me know what they’re doing after that.”
That timeline matches up with what other quarterback prospects have been told. Within the next 7-10 days, following Iowa State’s camp on Friday, the Cyclones are expected to finish their quarterback evaluations and make an initial offer.
Frank, who also stopped in Ames for Junior Day and briefly saw Rhoads at his school back in January, has enjoyed his visits and is friends with incoming freshman Bobby McMillen as well as current team member Jamaal Richardson.
“They’re definitely going to be in my top [schools if they offer]. I guess I’m just going to have to see,” Frank said. “It’s a great place to play at, a great area to be in and they have a great fan base, so it would be enjoyable going there. I guess I’m just going to have to see what college sticks out the most in the next couple weeks until the end of the month and if they offer it could be them or it could be someone else. So I’m not positive right now where I’m going to be at, but I definitely like Iowa State.”
Frank will make his final camp stop Monday at North Central College where he’ll throw in front of Penn State. He also holds an offer from UConn while Missouri has shown strong interest with a current quarterback commit who could change positions. Frank could make final visits after next weekend.
While Frank’s timeline to commit is set for the end of June, he said he could commit sooner if the right offer comes in beforehand.
“I’m excited to finally find a home and know where I’m going to be at,” Frank said. “I’m definitely stressed out a little bit trying to find the perfect school for me and where I’m going to be spending my next four years of education and where I am going to play football at.”