Getting to Know: 2016 LB Darrian Franklin

Coach Dan Ferrigno has recently been on the west coast, and he dropped in on 2016 OLB Darrian Franklin yesterday as part of his west coast swing.

Darrian measures in at 6’2 215 lbs while running a 4.7 in the forty, per himself.  From watching his film you note his dynamic athleticism, especially with the fact that he plays both sides of the ball in high school.

Hailing from Downey HS in Downey, CA, Franklin has established himself early on as a bonafide 4star prospect while being one of the most talented linebackers in the 2016 class.

Here is some of what Darrian had to say..

– On Ferrigno’s stop, he told Darrian that he was very interested in him and that an offer could come very soon, while also mentioning that he would love to have him up to Ann Arbor for camp this summer.

– Darrian says the two things he loves most about Michigan is the tradition that comes with the University and also the atmosphere every Saturday in the fall.

– Darrian also mentioned that he plans on getting up to see Michigan sometime next month.

– Darrian finally noted that if Michigan offers they for sure will be in his top list of schools and that he sees himself being a solid outside linebacker at the next level.

Darrian does not have a timetable early on, but is gaining interest from schools the likes of Michigan, UCLA, and USC.

With his size and speed Darrian is your prototypical OLB of today’s game with the possibility of being a high 4 star prospect by the end of his senior season.

From all it seems, if an offer does come forth from the Wolverines, it will come next month when he makes his visit, and if all goes as planned he will have Michigan as a top destination down the line, although USC and UCLA are hot on him, with USC possibly being his leader.

As is with any out of state prospect a visit is key, and if he can make his way to A2 sometime this summer, anything is possible.


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