Frantz "Definitely Interested" In Minnesota

Minnesota coaches have been preaching to a lot of the recruits to look more into the Gopher program and visit Minneapolis. That same message was given to recently offered Lawrence (KS.) Free State junior Scott Frantz, who is interested and is willing to give them a shot for his services

The Golden Gophers especially offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover has been busy in the Midland region recently searching for some of the top talent the area has to offer. He discovered Lawrence (KS.) Free State junior offensive tackle Scott Frantz and offered the rising tackle earlier in the week, which he actually heard about the Gopher offer through another Minnesota target.

"The coaches came to my school and said they really liked my tape," Frantz told GopherDigest. "Coach Limegrover told me to call him later that night and (Shawnee (KS) Milley Valley junior offensive tackle) Evan Applegate, they also offered him. Me and him talk to each other every now and then. He gave me the heads up saying, "they are going to offer you too." That is when I knew they were going to offer before they did."

"I ended up calling him and we talked for a little bit and he offered me there. It happened pretty quick. Coach Limegrover. He said that I am a really good football player and he was telling me how the offensive line plays up there. They play tough and physical. He also said that they love to develop linemen and he just kind of thinks I kind of fit their style. I feel like I could contribute and I think their system really fits me."

Could a visit to Minneapolis possibly come in the future after being offered by the Gophers?

"Yeah, visiting Minnesota is something that I am definitely interested in. I talked to my parents about that and if I do visit, then it will happen more of a early summer thing. I don't have any time to do it right now."

The 6-6, 280-pound three star tackle isn't too familiar with the Golden Gopher program, but after talking to Coach Limegrover is willing to give them a shot and check out what they have to offer.

"I don't really know a whole lot about them and I haven't really been talking to them," Frantz admitted. "They just came out of the blue and I know they are a really good football program in the Big Ten. They went 8-5 last year, so obviously that shows me they are a really good football program. I am definitely that is for sure and I hear a lot about their offensive line."

"Coach Limegrover basically told me to give them a chance and come up there to see the facilities because he promised me I will like it. He said that a lot of people go up there kind of not expecting a whole too much, but they leave really impressed. He just told me to give them a chance and I will be really impressed when I leave. I am probably going to take his word for that and try to get up there sometime like I said."

Many of the top high school football recruits deal with plenty of mail, calls and coaches looking to give more attention then the next school.

It can be a lot to handle for some like Frantz. This week alone he has had Iowa, Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota State, Iowa State, Purdue and Minnesota all stop by to see him. Still, he is taking things slow and is going with the flow.

"I am trying to enjoy my recruitment, but it is pretty stressful," said Frantz. "It has been really busy and there has been a couple coaches come each day. I am just trying to not let it stress me out to much."

"I don't have a top five or anything like that yet. That is something I will probably do this summer and narrow it down a little bit. I have visited everywhere that I am pretty interested in. I might go to Purdue and I might fly to Miami. Arkansas and Oklahoma State have been talking to me and I might go visit them as well. I don't have anything scheduled now and I'm just going with the flow."

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