In-state prospect is in demand

IT'S BEEN A busy spring for Portland's Kevin Frahm, and summer looks to hold more of the same. The Central Catholic defensive end was in Utah over the weekend, and he'll venture to Corvallis and Eugene later this month for both a camp and a combine. Shortly thereafter, the focus turns to senior season preparations. And Frahm just picked up another scholarship offer -- his third.

Oregon State had offered Frahm earlier this month following a breakout combine performance. As expected, though, the Beavs weren't the only ones impressed with the 6-3, 245-pounder's outing at the combine at Stanford.

FRAHM RECEIVED A full ride scholarship offer from Northwestern over the weekend.

"I was, of course, very happy," says Frahm. "Northwestern is one of the top academic schools in the country, and it has an excellent football program."

BYU has also offered the defensive whirlwind, and Frahm spent this past weekend down in Provo at the Cougars' Junior Day.

"I had a great time," he said. "I ran through some drills and listened to presentations by the coaches in the morning. Then I got to see the business school and went on a tour of their beautiful campus. After that I got some time to really sit down and meet with the coaches."

The food wasn't bad either.

"I think that BYU is an excellent school," said Frahm. "They also have some really good barbeque restaurants there."

Frahm's top three are Oregon State, BYU and Northwestern. He's quick to add he remains open to everyone and is looking forward to talking further with Boise State, Stanford and others. Other schools showing Frahm the recruiting love include Notre Dame, Cal, Oregon and Colorado.

MORE CAMP AND combine appearances are on tap this month, and the start to his senior football season isn't far off either.

"Next weekend I'm looking forward to going to the Oregon State Half Day Camp, and the Nike Combine in Eugene," said Frahm. "After that our practices start and its time to get down to business."

ALSO A STANDOUT in the classroom, Frahm carries a 4.23 GPA in a curriculum that includes honors and AP classes.

Last year, Frahm was named the Oregonlive.com preseason top defensive lineman in the state as a junior. He went on to rack up 104 tackles (58 solo, 46 assists), 5.5 sacks, nine tackles-for-loss with eight quarterback hurries during the 2005 campaign.

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

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