Huskers looking to get Franklin back

Out of high school, Wallace Franklin was a speedster wide receiver and a very good cornerback. He also had one of the fastest 400m times in the state as a senior. Nebraska received his commitment and Franklin wasn't able to qualify academically. He was placed in El Dorado (Kans.) Butler C.C. and has since become a very good deep threat at the wide receiver position.

Out of high school Wallace Franklin could have played offense, defense or special teams. The 6-foot-2 and 190 pound receiver from El Dorado (Kans.) Butler with 4.3 speed had a very good year this past year.

"I didn't really have a chance to show what I could do as a freshman," Franklin said. "This year I got some more chances. I had 24 receptions, 514 yards, 21.4 yards per catch, seven touchdowns and my longest catch was for 91 yards."

Those stats are up from only 13 receptions last year for 272 yards and three touchdowns. Last year he almost had a 21 yard per catch average and had a long of 76 yards.

"I am a more of a post or go route receiver. I can do anything though. Long routes to screen passes. I just want to get the ball."

Out of high school, Franklin was a receiver and a cornerback for Beaumont (Texas) Westbrook. He committed to Nebraska and is headed back up there again to see the school on an upcoming official visit.

"I am going up to Nebraska for an official visit on December 8. I am looking forward to seeing the new facilities and getting to meet Coach Ted Gilmore. He wasn't there when I last visited."

Since his little stop over in Kansas, Franklin hasn't lost sight of his goal. He wanted to get back to Lincoln and has stayed up on the team. "I watch Nebraska on TV a lot. I loved watching them this year. I could really fit in."

The question might be, where does Franklin see himself fitting in at Nebraska or Nebraska see Franklin fitting in again? "I don't know. They haven't told me one way or another. It doesn't matter to me really. I am just competitive wherever you put me."

Franklin has been waiting for this time to come again and it's almost a given that he will again he a Husker that weekend. "I would say probably about a nine out of ten chance I commit again. I would say about that."

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