February 24, 2009

North Texas QB Enjoyed Baylor Visit

Baylor already has a scholarship offer out to Corinth (Tx) Lake Dallas offensive linemen Daryl Williams, but while Williams wasn't able to make it to Waco last weekend, his teammate James Franklin was on campus for Baylor's first junior day.

Franklin is one of the top duel threat quarterbacks in the state of Texas in 2010. Franklin was the district 5-4A offensive player of the year last season after passing for nearly 2,500 yards, rushing for over 1,500 yards, with 29 total touchdowns.

"It was better than I expected," Franklin said about his trip to Baylor. "I like the new facilities. I like how the campus was spread out."

"We toured the academic and football facilities, the locker room, and the stadium," said Franklin. "We also learned about the new things they're building. The coaches talked to us about how their practices go, their style of play, and what their plan is for recruiting this year."

Baylor's style of play and philosophy is what has attracted Franklin to Baylor.

"They like to recruit good players that can make plays one-on-one," said Franklin. "They recruit players that are great athletes, and when the go on the field they will win a one-on-one battle."

North Texas is the only school to offer Franklin so far, but he has also been receiving interest from Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Nebraska, Missouri, and TCU. Franklin has a trip planned to Missouri next month, and he may take trips to Michigan and Kansas this spring.

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