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Plant's Dane Frantzen moves from under center to H-back, lands at Virginia Tech

TAMPA - Plant quarterback Dane Frantzen gives a big grin to the crowd at the Plant High fieldhouse Monday evening, moments after announcing he will play football next season for Virginia Tech University. Taken 3-27-17 by Scott Purks

TAMPA - Plant quarterback Dane Frantzen gives a big grin to the crowd at the Plant High fieldhouse Monday evening, moments after announcing he will play football next season for Virginia Tech University. Taken 3-27-17 by Scott Purks

TAMPA — After one of the most productive seasons in the history of Hillsborough County prep football, Plant quarterback Dane Frantzen officially announced Monday that he will play next season at Virginia Tech.

Frantzen, however, is not projected as a quarterback but rather an H-back for V-Tech, where he will begin as a preferred walk-on.

"I feel really comfortable playing (H-back) in that (up-tempo) system," said Frantzen, who at Plant was known as much for his hard-nosed running as his passing. "I also felt great about going to Virginia Tech after talking with (head coach Justin Fuente). I think it's a great fit for me."

In the 2016 season, Frantzen (5-10, 195 pounds) finished with some of the best numbers in the state, including 2,502 passing yards, 1,512 rushing yards, 30 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns.

Frantzen also led the Panthers to a 13-0 record before losing 45-6 in the Class 7A state final to national powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas.

Plant's Dane Frantzen moves from under center to H-back, lands at Virginia Tech 03/27/17 [Last modified: Monday, March 27, 2017 6:55pm]
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