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54 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Scott Frantz

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In which BracketCat counts down the 54th day until kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Scott Frantz.

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Scott Frantz
True Freshman
6-5 | 275
Lawrence, Kan.

Bio

Position: Offensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Scott A. Frantz (June 7, 1996) is an offensive lineman who is likely to redshirt in 2015, but possibly projects as a future left tackle. He picked K-State over offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Miami, Minnesota, Missouri and Purdue.

A three-year letter-winner for Free State High School under head coach Bob Lisher, Frantz led the Freebirds to an 8-4 record and a run to the state semifinals in 2014. The team went 10-2 and advanced to the semifinals in 2012.

Frantz was rated the 48th-best offensive tackle nationally and the fourth-best player in the state of Kansas by Rivals.com. He also was ranked as the second-best offensive tackle in the state by Scout.com.

Named one of the top 11 players in the state and to the All-Class 6A teams by both The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle in 2014, Frantz also was a first-team all-metro selection by The Kansas City Star in 2014.

Frantz also was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas Team as a senior, earned honorable-mention all-state honors as a junior, and was named a first-team All-Sunflower League selection in both years.

He was selected to play in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl. He also played basketball. Watch his highlights here.

Frantz was one of the core members of the 2015 recruiting class, forging a tight-knit bond with other early K-State commits, he told GoPowercat.com:

"We're all very close now," Frantz says.

"Me, (Alex) Delton, (Denzel) Goolsby, and (Evan) Applegate are all pretty tight being Kansas guys, but we all genuinely like one another. One thing we found out over the weekend was that we're all very similar too."

Frantz has been keeping himself busy this summer with a rigorous set of workouts:

"I had three types of workouts during the offseason," Frantz said of his regimen. "Power lifting, a crossfit sort of workout, focused on low-weight, high-rep endurance stuff that involved balance and explosion, and then, of course, running. I do at least two of these workouts every day, sometimes even all three." ...

"I am so fortunate to have someone like Fred (Roll)," he continued about the 1995 Big Eight Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. "That knows so much about weight lifting, and is willing to help kids become the strongest players they can be. He's gotten my squat max up to 550 pounds, and my power clean over 300. He's done an excellent job preparing me physically."

Frantz has the potential to be the next great offensive lineman at K-State, said GoPowercat.com's Ryan Wallace:

We've seen two quarterbacks, Collin Klein and Jake Waters, flourish behind steady linemen like B.J. Finney and Cody Whitehair. Frantz has the potential to be every bit the same, carrying on the legacy of K-State's great warriors up front.

The fourth-rated player in Kansas certainly is not lacking in confidence:

"My first year as a Wildcat, I expect to be the best teammate I can be," he said of his mindset for his freshman year. "I expect to win the Big 12, and then win the national championship.

"I'm going to go in there and compete as hard as I can. If my coaches and I feel like a redshirt year would be the best option for me, to get bigger and stronger, then we will do that."