Prep football: Oswego QB Steven Frank, Hinsdale Central OL Doug Kramer pick FAU

Oswego quarterback Steven Frank might have serendipitously met his future center Saturday in Florida.

Frank and Hinsdale Central offensive lineman Doug Kramer committed to Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Both seniors committed during official visits to the Boca Raton, Fla., school.

Kramer said he might play center at FAU, a position from which he would get to know Frank very well.

"I think me and him are going to be pretty good friends," Kramer said. "We're both really excited about everything that's going on here, and hopefully we can contribute and win a lot of games."

Frank, a 6-foot-4, 219-pound pro-style quarterback, is a major addition to the Conference USA school. Frank chose the Owls, who were 3-9 this season, from a list of offers that included Illinois, Northern Illinois, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Miami (Ohio) and Illinois State.

"It's a great campus with great coaches," Frank said. "FAU and NIU were really the only ones I wanted to go to when it came down to it."

The 247Sports composite rankings list Frank as the No. 19 senior prospect in Illinois and its top quarterback. He completed 151 of 283 passes for 1,783 yards and 22 touchdowns with 10 interceptions this season while leading the Panthers to a 9-3 record and the Class 8A quarterfinals.

The 6-2, 275-pound Kramer has played all five positions on the offensive line, but his primary position is center. Kramer said he chose FAU for its modern campus and business program.

"The coaches and players are some of the coolest people I've met," he said, "so it was the perfect place for me."

Bob Narang is a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

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