Jerel Franklin: Awaiting First Offer

After running for 1000+ yards last season McCormick High RB Jerel Franklin is back looking to shatter that mark again and impress college coaches. Sporting 10 more pounds of muscle this season and blazing 4.4 speed it shouldn't be hard to spot Franklin. SCPrepNation.com brings you the latest on this fast rising 2008 prospect.

Jerel Franklin was introduced in our "UP NEXT" series back during the month of May. Jerel took time out of his busy schedule to do a quick update with SCPreNation.com. "Everything has been going good so far," Jerel said. "This summer I've been working out very hard in the weight room. I've went up in just about every category. I've also added on about ten pounds of muscle."

Although Jerel has yet to receive a scholarship offer, that hasn't prevented him entertaining several in-state programs. The 5-11, 191 pound running back informed SCPrepNation.com that he's been steadily receiving interest from Presbyterian, South Carolina, Coastal Carolina, SC State, Charleston Southern, and The Citadel. "Right now I'm getting the most attention from SC State and Presbyterian," Jerel said. "After my performance at the Charleston Southern camp, I've been getting a few things from them also."

After eclipsing the 1000 yard rushing mark on last season, another solid performance this season could do wonders for Jerel's future. "I am looking forward to having a great season this year," Jerel said. "I'm going to give it 100% every down, and go hard on every play. I'm going to do whatever it takes to get a scholarship offer this fall."

SCPrepNation.com will be the first to let you when Jerel receives his first offer, so stay tuned.

Additional Notes on Jerel Franklin
- Bench Press: 275 lbs
- Squat: 440 lbs
- 40 Yard Dash: 4.4 (SCPrepNation.com witnessed his 40)
- During a recent scrimmage, Jerel busted up the middle for a 70 yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage…


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