Franklin Ready To Emerge

Greenville, Texas 2014 defensive end John Franklin was one of the top players at TCU's recent linemen camp.

TCU held two camps on campus Friday, the first being a session of only offensive and defensive lineman. Emerging from the talented athletes on hand was Greenville, TX defensive end John Franklin.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder turned in quite a performance at the camp. For starters, Franklin had one of the faster forty times in attendance with a 4.63. While speed obviously wasn't an issue, he still had to prove he could get it done in individual drills and in one-on-one's.

Franklin passed with flying colors; rarely drawing any competition from offensive linemen during one-on-one's.

"I did good but I didn't do as good as I wanted to," a modest Franklin said. "I know in certain drills I didn't do as good as I wanted to."

The rising prospect had a good enough performance at the camp that he met individually with Coach Patterson after he toured some of the Frogs' facilities. Although an offer wasn't extended, Franklin at least knows he has placed himself squarely on TCU's radar.

"He was telling me that they were going to watch film and an offer may come up soon," he said. "I'd be really excited; they'd be my first offer."

What does he know about TCU?

"I like how they've been winning; winning a lot," he said.

Surprisingly, Franklin doesn't hold an offer to date. But, if he continues a similar performance like he did at TCU that should change quickly.

"I'm getting some interest, just no offers yet," he said. "Oklahoma, UTSA and McMurry; places like that."


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