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Frantzs recruitment has regional feel

Most of Scott Frantz's BCS-level scholarship offers have come at the hands of regional schools. But the Lawrence (Kan.) Free State high school tackle isn't ruling out the outlier.
Frantz, who lives minutes away from the University of Kansas' Lawrence campus, understands the draw of home. It matters to him and may figure into his commitment decision. Still, Miami has his attention, and he'd certainly like to investigate it.
"The Miami offer was really surprising," Frantz said. "One day the offensive line coach followed me on Twitter. He messaged me and told me to give him a call. We talked and he offered me over the phone. It's hard to say how serious I am because I haven't been down there, but I definitely haven't shut it out."
For now, though, it's easier for Frantz to concentrate on the programs he can easily visit. He's been doing just that for some time and plans to continue to do so throughout the offseason. Frantz visited Nebraska over the weekend and called the campus "a great place" before saying he though the Huskers were close to pulling the trigger on an offer.
"Nebraska is going to come visit and see me work out in the next two weeks, when they're allowed to," Frantz said.
His upcoming visit schedule includes more driving. Most places Frantz is set to tour in the coming weeks will be return trips.
"I just got back from KU and I'm back to KU for the spring game on Saturday for their spring game," Frantz said. "Then I'm going to Missouri the next weekend for their spring game. Then, the next weekend, I'm going to Kansas State. That's all I have on the schedule right now."
Frantz declines to name a current leader in the process and says he would like to visit all the schools that have offered before so much as entertaining the thought of naming a frontrunner.
He has set no timetable for a verbal commitment.