"It was a great visit," Franklin told Pack Pride. "They toured me around the Murphy Center and I saw the facilities again. I had a chance to talk with coach Amato for about 45 minutes, and that was real good. I liked talking with him."
Franklin stated that the Wolfpack head coach informed him that NC State planned on signing two kickers in this class, therefore his offer was still on the table following the Czajkowski commitment.
"We talked about a lot of stuff and they wanted me to know they still wanted me to go there," Franklin said. "They are signing two kickers in this class."
Does Czajkowski's commitment impact Franklin's potential decision?
"No sir, that won't affect me," Franklin said. "I don't think that hurts [NC] State at all. I think it's a good thing.
"I met him at camp, and he is a cool guy. I think we both could push each other to be even better if I went there too."
Franklin appears to be close to announcing a decision, and four teams still remain in the picture.
"It is still NC State, Tennessee, Georgia, and USC that I'm looking at," Franklin said. "I told the coaches that I could be ready to decide in a few days. I think I'll be ready sometime soon."
Franklin is generally considered the top kicker in North Carolina, and a likely choice to represent the state in the Shrine Bowl later this year. At least one national kicking scout considers Franklin to be one of the top five kickers in the country.
Although Franklin isn't known for having a booming leg, he is technically sound and very accurate. As a junior he connected on 7-of-10 field goals, averaging 33 yards-per-kick with a long of 47 yards. He also averaged 39 yards-per-punt and 90% of his kickoffs were touchbacks.