Wednesday, February 3, 2010

James Franklin


Fr., QB, 6-2, 220, Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas HS)

One of the top dual threat prep signal callers in the nation the last couple of years … Graduated early from high school, and is currently enrolled in spring semester classes at Mizzou, and will be able to take part in spring drills when camp opens this March … Is a strong-armed and elusive presence in the backfield who has proven to be very adept at throwing the ball on the run … Ranked as the nation’s No. 4 dual threat quarterback by, who also put him among the nation’s top 150 players at any position, as well as rating as the No. 20 overall prospect to come out of the state of Texas in 2010 … Ranked by Tom Lemming as the nation’s No. 5 combo passers … Considered the nation’s No. 11 overall quarterback prospect by … In 2009, threw for 2,360 yards, rushed for 1,282 yards and accounted for 41 total touchdowns, as he was a Class 4A 2nd-Team All-State selection, while also winning District 5-4A Most Valuable Player honors … As a junior in 2008, passed for 2,464 yards and added 23 touchdowns, while gaining 1,151 yards and 18 more touchdowns on the ground … Played basketball for his school, and additionally was a regional qualifier in the shot put … High school coach – Jeremy Males … Parents – Willie & Pamela Franklin … Father, Willie Franklin, was a standout tight end for Oklahoma and played in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts … Interested in studying communications while at Mizzou … Lists hobbies as working out, eating, thinking, playing with his dogs, hanging out with friends and learning more about God … Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Oregon, Oklahoma State, TCU and Kansas State, among others.