Franklin has Gamecocks at top of list

February 13, 2013 

DB Denzel Franklin of Atlanta is waiting on his first offer but says USC is his leader. He named USC, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Florida and UCLA as his top five in that order.

Franklin was in Columbia for a junior day recently. "It's so beautiful," he said. "The city was beautiful. I love the facilities, coach (Lorenzo) Ward and coach (Grady) Brown, and I love the defense they run."

While on his visit, he had an opportunity to discuss the USC defensive scheme with the coaches. "I mostly asked them questions," said Franklin. "We talked about the 4-2-5. I love it because, as a defensive back, there is a lot of opportunity to play. You can move from corner back to safety and I like that."

Franklin will attend a junior day at Georgia this weekend, Alabama the next and, goes to Duke in March. He plans to visit Georgia Tech as well.

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