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74 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Scott Frantz

In which BracketCat counts down the 74th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Scott Frantz.

Cody Whitehair is leaving huge shoes to fill at left tackle. Scott Frantz should get to lace them up first.
Cody Whitehair is leaving huge shoes to fill at left tackle. Scott Frantz should get to lace them up first.
Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Well, I've apparently been off by one day this entire time because I based my calculations on playing the first game on a Saturday, when it instead will be played on a Friday. So this is a catch-up day, starting with this post, which apparently should have been posted yesterday if I was remotely capable of counting from the correct starting point.

#74 Scott Frantz
Redshirt Freshman
6-5 | 275
Lawrence, Kan.


Position: Offensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Scott A. Frantz (June 7, 1996) is a highly touted offensive lineman out of high school who made a push for playing time prior to redshirting the 2015 season. Now he will compete for a starting spot along the offensive front, most likely at 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 He also was ranked as the second-best offensive tackle in the state by

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.