Franklinton WR is under the radar

Despite his status as the number one receiver for the juggernaut Franklinton Demons, senior Chris Briggs is still waiting for his first scholarship offer. As a player with a solid work ethic both on-and-off the field, the 6-foot-5 target is going to be a steal for some lucky program. Find out more here.

The Franklinton Demons, following a hard-fought loss in Dallas to defending Texas 5A Division II state champion Abilene, have reeled off five consecutive wins and they've done it in style.

After dropping the 35-20 decision to Abilene, the defending Louisiana Class 4A state-runner up Demons have scored a minimum of 55 points in every game.

There's an abundance of talent on the Franklinton offense, including QB Terrance Magee (LSU commit), RB Josh Robinson (Mississippi State commit), and WR Chris Briggs.

While Magee and Robinson have received their well-deserved share of accolades and scholarship offers, Briggs has inexplicably stayed below the radar on the recruiting scene.

At 6-foot-5, 195 pounds, Briggs has perfect height and he's also much faster (4.47) than most receivers his size. Combine that with the fact that Briggs is an articulate, intelligent young man, and you quickly realize that he's a hidden gem in Louisiana's vastly-talented pool of senior prospects this year.

"I've been in close contact with Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State," said Briggs, "but I don't know why no one has offered me yet. I know that a program will eventually see it; they'll be able to see what I can do for them in future years. I'm not focusing on the recruiting too much at this point, but I do wish it would speed up."

This year, Briggs has 19 receptions for 310 yards and seven touchdowns, with four of those TDs coming in the second week vs. Covington. In that game, a 58-21 Franklinton win, Briggs hauled in five passes for 134 yards (an average of 26.8 yards per catch).

"The season is going really well. It's been my best season and I like being the go-to guy," he said. "We have a team that spreads the ball around and we make the most of our abilities."

When asked about the Abilene game and the upcoming district showdown with undefeated Salmen High School, Briggs had all the right answers.

"The Abilene game helped us realize what it takes to win the big game," he said. "We're building off our mistakes from that game. Salmen (a team that Franklinton beat twice last year - once in district and later in the semis) will be a good game.

"We're not thinking about that one right now and we can't control what they do over the next few weeks. I have a good feeling that we're going to come out on top; that it won't be any different than last year. We're focusing on one game at a time and taking things step-by-step."

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