In the Film Room: Aaron Franklin

Marshall 2010 linebacker Aaron Franklin may well be the most underrated senior to be in the state. With nearly a dozen offers in hand, it would seem to be impossible to be underrated, but that isn't the case as Franklin missed his entire junior year with torn knee ligaments. Burnt Orange Beat presents these sophomore highlights.

Marshall High is home to one of the few linebackers in the 2010 class with more than 10 offers. They are also home to one of the more underrated prospects in the state. Aaron Franklin is both as he has offers in hand from the likes of Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Kansas State and SMU among others, but is still flying under the recruiting radar somewhat after missing his entire junior year with torn knee ligaments.

Franklin was named the 12-4A Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2007 after a season of flying to the football and highlight reel strikes. In the spring he was burning up the track at 205 pounds running 22.0 in the 200-meters before rupturing his ACL and MCL in the closing days of spring football practice.

The 6-1, 200-pound senior to be with 4.55 speed missed the entire 2008 season meaning he was considered a question mark with college coaches. As well as missing the season, he also missed the opportunity to attend various college camps.

Now back and closing in on 100%, Franklin is firmly on the radar even though he has yet to take the field again on Friday nights. This spring, he making big hits in practice and again running blazing fast 200-meter times for a 200-pounder.

Here is a look at Franklin from his sophomore season.

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