The coaches at MSU stand out for Frank

Oswego (Ill.) quarterback visited in November, has been in contact of late with quarterbacks coach Brad Salem. He talks his recruitment and looks back on the Spartans visit.

Steven Frank does not have the best won-loss record when it comes to taking recruiting visits.

The Oswego (Ill.) quarterback has seen losses for the school he visited on all but one visit. That visit was to Michigan State in November, when the Spartans handled Rutgers.

”It was cool to watch because every other visit I have gone on, the team that I was there for has lost,” Frank said. “I’m bad luck for these teams.”

It was different than he visits to Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan for that reason, but he also found plenty to like about the Spartans.

He said he liked the campus, but the coaches were on the thing that stood out the most.

”They seem like really down to earth guys and just want the best for their program,” Frank said. “They want the right guys there and they are getting the right guys, so that is one thing that really stood out to me.”

The 6-foot-4, 212-pound signal caller also left impressed with the play on the field, as the Spartans were dominant in their win that day.

”On the field, they completely blew away Rutgers in the first half, so it wasn’t really even a game.” He said.

While he has not taken a visit for a junior day to Michigan State, the Spartans paid him a visit recently.

“Coach Salem, their quarterbacks coach, stopped by to watch me throw about two weeks ago,” he said. “I thought I did pretty well. He said he was going to keep in contact with me. He said he would come back in a couple weeks and we have been talking a little bit ever since.”

Frank holds offers from Minnesota, Illinois and Miami (Ohio) and is hearing from plenty of other schools.

“I’ve talked to Missouri a lot, Minnesota, Illinois, Toledo, Bowling Green, Ball State, Syracuse,” he said. “Most of the Big Ten schools I’ve talked. Wisconsin, too.”

He planned to take a junior day visit to Iowa State this weekend, but didn’t wind up taking it. He plans to be back at Illinois in a couple weeks.

“I talk to them a lot,” he said. “I talk to them at least once a week. I visited there twice, I think. One was just a 7 on 7 visit and one was a junior day last year.”


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