It has been an eventful spring for Victoria (Minn.) Chanhassen offensive tackle Frank Ragnow, who reached a dozen offers when an SEC school arrived on Tuesday.
"Kentucky came through; that was my 12th," Ragnow reported. "They had been sending me mail, but otherwise it was out of the blue.
"I called them and talked to a couple of coaches. I talked to the o-line coach and he talked about the spring game had 50,000 people, which was pretty impressive. He talked about their recruiting class they put together in six weeks and how the class of 2014 is going to be a huge part to everything. He said I could be a guy competing for an SEC Championship there, which I thought was pretty cool."
Now that he has an offer in-hand from the Wildcats, Ragnow is looking to make a visit to Lexington.
"I definitely want to get down and see them," he said. "That new coaching staff they have and how I have seen they are doing in recruiting, it definitely looks like they are going in the right direction."
Ragnow does not have his summer visits scheduled at this point, but one trip he is targeting is Ohio State's summer camp on June 21. He is also intent on making a trip to Florida State at some point this summer.
"I will try to start narrowing down the list and visit some of the schools that have offered me," Ragnow said. "I am still pretty open, but I think I want to narrow it down soon. I want to really look at each and every one of these schools and pick my favorites."
The top contenders for Ragnow's commitment have not been all determined yet, but one school is looking likely to make the initial cut.
"I'd say Minnesota is going to be a contender to the end," Ragnow said. "Distance doesn't really matter to me, but hometown is huge. My parents love that and it would be nice to play in front of my friends and family. Then, I love every single one of their coaches. They take time to get to know me and check up with me every day."
The 6-foot-5, 288-pound Ragnow is not sure if his decision will come before or during his senior year.