OSU one of Oregon Strongman's top three

HEADS UP TO Bill Kazmaier and Magnús Ver Magnússon, you might want to keep an eye out for the competition brewing out in northern Oregon. Portland's Kevin Frahm recently wowed 'em at a Strongman event in Grants Pass but closer to home, the 6-3, 245-pound defensive menace attended the junior days at Oregon State and Oregon. The senior-to-be has a top three, and also just picked up his first college football offer.

BYU became the first school to offer Frahm. With that initial college offer in his back pocket, Frahm includes the Cougars in his top three.

"The current top three I'd say would be Stanford, Oregon State and Brigham Young," said Frahm, who is not LDS.

Frahm told BeaverFootball.com Oregon State has not yet extended an offer, but based on his conversations with the OSU staff when he was down in Corvallis this past weekend, one might not be far off.

"I've got nothing but good things to say about them and their program," said Frahm of Oregon State. "What the coaches told me was that they were going to extend me an offer after they saw me (play), probably around next season or at their camp."

At the Beavs' junior day, Frahm listed spending time with the OSU staff as among the trip highlights.

"I feel like that could be a place where I see myself going to school and playing football," said Frahm.

BEFORE CORVALLIS, FRAHM made a stop in Eugene Saturday to take in part of the Ducks' junior day.

"I didn't get to spend as much time down there as I would have wanted," said Frahm. "But I was really impressed with what I saw."

Notre Dame came by Central Catholic today, telling coach Steve Pyne they liked Frahm's film and will be watching him closely over this coming season. Boise State was in last week and called again this week, and Air Force stopped by Monday.

Frahm will head to Stanford for later this month. The following day, he plans on taking part in the NIKE combine there. Frahm maintains over a 4.0 GPA in a curriculum that includes honors and AP classes. He scored an 1890 on the SAT.

IF YOU WERE to have stopped off in Grants Pass the second week in April you would have seen Frahm, among other things, pulling a 36,000 pound truck around town.

The truck pull was one of the events in the Southern Oregon Strongman Challenge.

Frahm took home first place in his division.

"I did a 500-pound farmer's walk, keg toss, dead lift -- that kind of stuff," said Frahm.

AS A JUNIOR, Frahm was named the Oregonlive.com preseason top defensive lineman in the state. He subsequently racked up 104 tackles (58 solo, 46 assists), 5.5 sacks, nine TFL with eight quarterback hurries. The sacks and hurries would have been even higher but teams started running inside the guards, says Pyne. Frahm was therefore moved to the interior.

"That stopped," laughed Pyne. "People stopped running on us. Had we been a little bit better, he probably would have stayed there (at d-end) for us last year."

On the offensive line, Frahm did not allowing a sack in some 195 pass attempts earning second team all-league honors on offense. But his future at the next level is at defensive end. The book on Frahm is a great first step, and he uses his hands extremely well.

"He's the most advanced pass rusher I've ever been around for a high school kid," said Pyne. "He can really come of the edge and works a corner very well."

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