Recruiting: Franklin Gets Perspective On OSU

Lake Dallas High School just north of Dallas has a pair of talented prospects for the 2010 recruiting class and they were both in Stillwater on Saturday for Oklahoma State's first Junior Day. Quarterback James Franklin and offensive lineman Daryl Williams got up at 5 a.m. to drive to Stillwater and be on time for the activities.

"I'm sorry I didn't call you back last night," said Franklin on Sunday afternoon, "but I was kind of tired and came home and went to bed early. Daryl and I were both pretty tired but I liked it a lot. Coach (Mike) Gundy came out and talked to us first and he is really a good guy. Then we saw a highlight film of last season.

"Then we got a tour of their bazillion dollar facilities and those are incredible," continued Franklin. "After that we had individual meetings and I went with the quarterbacks. Coach (Gunter) Brewer said they are looking for quarterbacks that can run and pass. He was going off sophomore tape with me and said he had not seen my junior tape but he was looking forward to seeing it."

Franklin is a 6-2, 220-pound quarterback with 4.8 speed. He said he is currently considering a hefty list that includes Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas A&M, Nebraska, LSU, Notre Dame, Northwestern, TCU, Oregon, and Stanford.

Williams, Franklin's teammate, is a 6-6, 270-pound offensive tackle prospect that figures to be one of the very best in Texas.

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