Beavs have a motivated monster in Frahm

BECAUSE HE PLEDGED to the Beavers way back in June, Kevin Frahm hasn't seen quite the same amount of recent recruiting hoopla going on about him. But the Portland product from Central Catholic High is certainly worth noting as he prepares to send in his LOI to the Beavs tomorrow -- and for varied reasons, including when he might end up earning playing time on the OSU defensive line, and where.

On his recent official visit to Corvallis, one of the things Frahm talked about with the Beaver Beavs' plans when fall camp kicks off.

"In talking with the coaches and getting to know a bit more about where I was going to probably fit into the puzzle, from everything that I've heard from them, it appears I'll get the opportunity to come in and compete for playing time," said Frahm. "I'm excited about that."

That's an understatement.

Ever since his official visit on Jan. 26, Frahm, who was already a weight room and workout maniac, has taken it up another couple of notches.

"Now I've just got all that motivation going for me. I worked out pretty hard (the other day) -- I hit 365 on my clean," said Frahm.

Only a couple weeks ago, Frahm's personal best was a, still formidable, 330 pounds in the clean, the lift which some believe is the best indicator of core strength as it relates to the game of football.

FRAHM SAID HE will most likely line up at defensive end for the Beavs, although another another option exists.

"Either I could stay there or they told me I could bulk up and go to a three-technique spot," he said. "But right now they're putting me at defensive end and I'm pretty sure that's where I'm going to stay."

On his visit, Frahm said it wasn't possible to select just one thing that stood out as the ultimate highlight, noting the players, coaches, facilities and everything in between when considering Oregon State was dead solid perfect in his eyes.

"I just feel great whenever I'm down there," said Frahm. "I almost feel like a kid in a candy shop. And I just can't wait to get out there and start mixing it up. If I had to pick a highlight, I would probably just say meeting all my future teammates and spending some time with them. And I had a great host in Gabe Miller."

FRAHM WAS NAMED first team All-State defensive line this past season and was his league's Player of the Year on defense.

He was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Fort Lauderdale last month and got after it despite limited time due to the all-star format. Frahm logged "a handful" of tackles, including a tackle for loss and a number of quarterback hurries. He also picked up second team All-State honors for his work on the o-line this past season.

Frahm, now at 6-foot-3 and 250-pounds, has been favorably compared to OSU great Bill Swancutt at this stage of their careers.

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Miller, who has been rehabbing his Achilles, looks to be coming along very well, said Frahm. "He looked good, I think he's going to be ready to go."

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