June 14, 2006

ISU a favorite for Florida athlete

Down in Dunnellon, Florida, running back and defensive back Juwan Franklin has been quietly going about his business. The 6-0, 175-pound prospect obviously has some game because he holds multiple scholarship offers from DI schools, but having to share carries with a DI-bound senior last fall and a quiet beginning to the recruiting process still has him as an under the radar prospect.

"Last year I played running back a little bit," said Franklin. "We had our senior back there in Rodney Jones (Florida Atlantic signee). I was behind him, but then he injured his ACL. My stats weren't very high. I was tenth in the county for rushing yards."

Although his junior year highlight tape was limited, it has elicited offers from Kentucky, Iowa State, UCF already. Two of those schools top his list.

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