Background: A three-star prospect, former Habersham Central playmaker Daniel Franklin was pegged as the nation's 18th-best weakside linebacker for the 2008 class. The 6-3, 215-pound defender made plays all over the field at H.C. for several years. The following was the scouting report on Franklin during his recruitment: "Franklin is a very active player. He is at his best on the move. Franklin has good speed both north-south and side to side. He is great on the blitz, whether it's off the edge or up the middle. Franklin is always in attack mode and is aggressive and physical, especially in the tackling department. He fights through traffic well, shows good vision, tenacity, agility and is relentless in pursuit. Franklin has a great motor.".
Recruitment: Franklin committed to Oklahoma about as early as anyone could commit to a program when he gave the Sooners a verbal pledge way back in December of 2006. The defensive star stuck with Oklahoma for over a year and eventual signed on with coach Bob Stoops on National Signing Day 2008.
At Oklahoma: Franklin will have a large amount of competition as the Sooners inked four highly regarded linebackers in the 2008 class. In addition to Franklin, Okalhoma signed Justin Johnson, J.R. Bryant and Mike Balogun.
A look at Franklin in action:
Freshman Preview: H.C.'s Franklin
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