Recruiting: It's Big 12 vs SEC For Franklin Okam

DT <B>Franklin Okam</B> of Dallas Lake Highlands has his choice of going to practically any college in the nation. He has over thirty offers, and yet Franklin says he has it narrowed to three.

Franklin favors Oklahoma, Texas and Florida. "It's really between these three. I like Texas A&M and Oklahoma State too, but I'm pretty set on my top three," said Okam.

"I like that UF has a young team and a great QB, so they'll be up and coming. They are a great overall school, but I need to take my visit and learn more about them."

He visits the Gators on 1/16 and then travels to Norman on 1/24. Franklin already visited Texas for Banquet Weekend on 12/12.

"I liked hanging out with all the players at Texas. They were really honest with me and said the coaches treat you well. None of them seemed to regret choosing UT.

"I missed their banquet because I was coming straight from a basketball game, but it was still fun. We got to go to a party with some of the guys.

"The parents had dinner at Coach Brown's house on Saturday and none of the players went. It was just for parents. My mom had a good time and she likes Coach Brown a lot. He's really friendly and pretty laid back, but you can tell he wants to win and work hard."

Franklin plans to take all his visits before he makes his decision. "I want to go where I feel I can contribute and where I'll feel the most comfortable. I'll know for sure after my visits."

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