Can Nebraska nab Texas WR?

Nebraska has yet to receive a verbal from a wide receiver who will help them re-write Nebraska football history. While they haven't actually received a verbal, one could be on the way soon.

When you think about Wallace Franklin one thing has to come to mind -- athleticism. At 6-foot-3.5 and 180 pounds Wallace put on a show and was voted the top wide receiver at two camps this summer.

"Yes sir, I camped at McNeese state and TCU. I did good. I won top honors for the wide receivers. I ran a 4.39/40 at both camps. I also had a 30" vertical jump and a 4-flat shuttle run", Franklin said.

Those numbers caught the attention of Nebraska and four other schools who offered Franklin so far this year. Also with an offer from Nebraska cam one from Auburn and Tulsa among others.

As of right now Nebraska has the lead for Franklin and admits that he is considering a couple of other schools. "Nebraska is one so far. I also like TCU and Tulsa too."

Ask Franklin what makes him a good receiver and he will give you a good run-down of qualities. "I'm fast and I'm tall. I run good routes and I come back to the ball."

While Franklin was unable to take any unofficial trips this fall he still has one coming up despite being in the middle of two-a-days. "I'm supposed to go see Nebraska. I'm going up there after my first game (August 28). I talk to Coach Gill and Coach Blake and spoke to Coach Callahan once."

For a wide receiver in a spread formation, having an offer from Nebraska really didn't mean anything before this year. Now, with Bill Callahan at the helm and the Cornhuskers bringing in the West Coast Offense things have changed.

"At one point I really didn't care for Nebraska. But, now they have changed their offense. They have really nice facilities and real good fan support. They set a record for attendance at their last home game with over 60,000 fans."

The first requirement for Wallace is simple when it comes to picking the right college. "I'm looking for my major first. I want to major in chemical engineering. I want to go to a big school and play for a football team that is really dedicated and wants to throw the football."

Last year Franklin had 15 receptions for 430 yards, averaging nearly 30 yards per reception, and four touchdowns. This summer Franklin worked on running his routes and his blocking.


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