SS – FR – 6-2 – 210 – Marion, Ark. (Marion)
40-yard dash: 4.4
Franklin was named the 6A Offensive Player of the Year and the 6A East Back of the Year as a senior. He earned first-team all-state honors playing wide receiver and running back on offense. During his senior season, he scored touchdowns via the run, the pass, a fumble return, an interception and a kickoff return for Coach Mark Uhiren.He hauled in 18 receptions for 463 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also rushed six times for 183 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, he tallied 76 tackles and six interceptions. He returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns. As a junior, he was named the 6A Player of the Year in Arkansas and the defensive player of the year for all classifications by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He tallied 15 catches for 520 yards and eight touchdowns in his junior campaign. He also earned 67 tackles and seven interceptions, returning three of them for touchdowns. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 38 safety in the nation. The outlet also ranked him as the No. 8 prospect in Arkansas and named him a member of the HawgSports.com Natural 21 at No. 7. Scout.com tabbed him as the No. 7 player in Arkansas and the No. 90 safety in the country. He chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Illinois, Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee. He is the son of Mary Franklin.