On a Lost Spring Game
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Huskers Lead for 2019 Offensive Lineman

April 25, 2018

Back on April 7, Nebraska hosted a junior day in which a lot of recruits in attendance were blown away by the brotherhood on display when about 100 former players came to Lincoln to take in a Saturday practice. One of the recruits on hand that day was 2019 offensive lineman Cal Frank‍ (6-6, 280) from Coronado, California. 

I had a chance to catch up with Frank on Tuesday night to get his thoughts on his recruitment overall and his thoughts on how that trip went a couple of weeks ago. 

“I’ve been in contact with them since I first talked to [Director of Player Personnel] Sean Dillon back in March when he invited me up to the junior day," Frank said. "So, I got out there. I was able to get some really good time in with the offensive line coach [Greg Austin] reviewing film. We spent a short time with each other, but he’s a great coach. He struck me as the kind of guy that cares about his players. He wasn’t just concerned about winning but what was going on outside of football. He was just a terrific guy to talk to. I recently talked to [defensive line] coach Mike Dawson [Monday], updating him on when I’m coming out for camp.”

Like a lot of the recruits that were in town that same weekend, Frank said the visit was amazing because there were so many alums in town. The lineman thinks he got a good idea of what he could accomplish by attending Nebraska, whether it being going to the NFL or becoming successful in the business world. Frank noted that he is interested in entrepreneurship and was impressed with the new College of Business. 

When asked about other schools catching his eye right now, Frank told me that Brown University has offered him recently. He is also receiving increased interest from UCLA, Yale, Washington and University of San Diego recently.  All of those schools including Nebraska are discussing coming out to California to see him in person during the current evaluation period. He currently does not hold an offer from Nebraska. 

Frank told me that he is focusing on getting faster and stronger, working with an agility and speed coach recently. As for where Nebraska ranks right now within his top schools, Frank gave an eye-popping answer.

“They’re at the top of my list," Frank said.” “They’re the best school that I’ve visited so far. I’m super excited to get back there and work with the coaching staff during camp. Top of the list.” 


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