Travis Ford and his staff did a great job recruiting Franklin. The Duncanville (Tex.) High standout cited the way they handled his recruitment as one of the key factors, but also was impressed with their presentation during the in-home visit.
"What I realized is that only three coaches can be out during that period," Franklin said. "Oklahoma State brought out all the coaches and flew down on a private plane. They were all dressed in shirt, ties and slacks and were all saying, ‘Roger Franklin we want you.'"
"They clarified my official and they had a power point," he continued. "They did everything. They really did impress me. Oklahoma State had been one of my favorites for a long time. I just said this is the place that I want to go."
"One of the main reasons I wanted to play for him is because he's cut from the Rick Pitino tree. He played for Kentucky. He knows how to be a great coach, he knows what it takes to get to the next level and he knows how to work his players hard."
"We have comparable qualities," Franklin, who is ranked No. 43 overall, said. "We both love to win and we both want to work hard and get each other better. I'm going to help him become a better coach and he's going to help me become a better player, person and man."
"Coach Ford is a coach that I would love to play for," Franklin said. "I wanted to play in a Oklahoma State uniform, so that's where I committed to."