Offer Extended to Franklin. Did He Commit?

Aaron Franklin entered the spring as the most underrated 2010 prospect in the state due to an ACL injury that kept him out of the entire 2008 season. The 6-1, 200-pounder went from a question mark to more almost twenty offers. After a very impressive showing at the Texas mini-camp on two Sundays ago, he landed an offer from his longtime favorite.

The Texas Longhorns held their first mini-camp on June 7 and as expected, some of the top uncommitted 2010 prospects in the state were on hand including Marshall High linebacker Aaron Franklin. The linebacker did not start the day with an offer, but his performance certainly earned another look from Longhorn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

"I didn't think I was coming to get offered, but I guess it might have turned out that way. There is nothing official yet," Franklin told Burnt Orange Beat after the Texas mini-camp.

After waiting for a little over a week, Franklin did get that offer from Texas.

"Texas offered me yesterday (Tuesday) or the day before (Monday)," Franklin told Burnt Orange Beat this afternoon. A Marshall assistant coach had earlier confirmed to Burnt Orange Beat that the offer was extended on Monday.

Although Franklin did not commit to his longtime favorite, Franklin did have a timeframe in mind for a decision.

"I still plan on making a decision by the end of the summer," said Franklin, but he does a sense of urgency to decide. "Texas told me they would take the first two linebackers."

In addition to Franklin, Ohio's Jordan Hicks and Skyline's Corey Nelson both also hold Texas offers at the linebacker spot so only two of those three will be added to the 2010 class which already has commitments from Garland's Tevin Jackson and Cedar Hill's Aaron Benson.


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