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Franklin should have breakout senior year

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Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey annually puts out some of the top football prospects in the region. This year's Dons squad should again have a handful of players sign Div I including running back Johnathan Franklin.
Franklin, 5-11, 190 pounds is one of the most explosive backs in the state this year. He was banged up part of his junior season and also split time in the backfield but still earned all-city honors at both running back and linebacker.
The athlete also had a stellar season on the track winning the city 100m final and has clocked a personal best of 10.7 in the event. He also ran on the schools city winning 4X100 relay team and could double sport in college.
On the recruiting front, Franklin is still waiting for his first scholarship offer but is hearing from schools all over the region.
"Most of the Pac 10 schools have sent letters along with Notre Dame, Colorado, Mississippi, Purdue, Baylor, Fresno State and a few others," Franklin said. "Right now, my top schools are UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Washington State and USC and I'm hearing from all of them.
"I would like to play running back in college but I'm sure I'll be recruited as an athlete. Right now I'm just looking for the best fit and academics are also important to me. This summer I'm going to the NIKE Camp at USC, team camps are USC, UCLA and Cal."
Academically, Franklin is carrying a 3.2 GPA and scored an 1170 on the SAT. He said he would like to major in Psychology.
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