Portland star rocks combine, earns OSU offer

OREGON STATE HAD previously told Portland's Kevin Frahm they were just waiting to see him live, leaning toward extending an offer following their summer youth camp or early this coming season. Turns out the Beavers didn't need to wait that long -- not after seeing what Frahm did down at the combine at Stanford this past weekend. Less than 24 hours ago, the 6-3, 245-pound Frahm received a scholie offer from OSU coach Mike Riley.

With coach Riley at the NIKE combine this weekend, it was a good opportunity for Frahm to showcase his talents. The defensive wrecking ball out of Central Catholic High did all of that, and then some.

"I guess Kevin kind of went ballistic down there from what I understand," said Central Catholic coach Steve Pyne. "I guess he just had some great one-on-ones."

Riley came by CC to visit with Pyne Thursday and then made the offer to Frahm in a phone conversation. (NCAA rules mandate that in-person contact is not permissible at this time of the year off the member institution's campus)

"I'm on Cloud Nine," said Frahm of receiving the offer from the Beavers' head man.

OSU WAS ONE of Frahm's frontrunners before the offer, listing Oregon State, Stanford and Brigham Young (offer) as his top three.

Frahm's not close to being done with the process by any means, but it's evident OSU has always held special interest for him. In prior conversations, Frahm has noted a connection with the school and can't say enough good things about the Beaver coaching staff. Interest in Frahm from other schools, however, has also certainly increased following his breakout performance at Palo Alto.

Notre Dame called Frahm a couple days ago, telling him they were impressed with his performance this past Saturday and that they would be actively recruiting him. The Irish had previously stopped by Central Catholic earlier this month, telling Pyne they liked Frahm's junior film.

Another college coach at the combine Saturday raved about Frahm to Pyne, telling the Central Catholic coach his first order of business after getting back to his office was to pull out Frahm's tape. 'He's phenomenal,' the coach told Pyne. Both Stanford and Idaho are scheduled to come by CC on Monday. Next weekend, Frahm will be in Las Vegas for the NATS combine.

Boise State, Colorado, Cal and Air Force are also on the list of those showing increasing interest, with the Broncos having talked on the phone with Frahm on a couple occasions this month.

There are over nine minutes of footage available on Frahm's player page: Kevin Frahm video and profile

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