WR Franklin Payne Update

Franklin Payne has emerged from the state of Tennessee as one of the top WR prospects in the southeast. Jamie Newberg has the latest on his top schools and official visits.

"I have set up official visits to Auburn (11-17), Illinois (12-7), Clemson (1-11) and Georgia Tech (1-17)," said wide receiver Franklin Payne. "My last visit will go to North Carolina. So far, Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Middle Tennessee State have offered me a scholarship. Right now, I am open. I am looking for a players coach, tradition and a program with a family atmosphere."

Payne, 6-0 and 182 pounds, plays for Jackson (Tenn.) University School. He is having another outstanding season. Payne has caught 33 passes for 1,180 yards and has 19 touchdowns.

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