Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Franklin Still Considering USC

Former USC commit Gary Franklin opened his recruitment up in mid-June after Trojans head coach Tim Floyd stepped down and was replaced by Kevin O’Neill.

However, Franklin is still looking at USC as a possible destination.

“Arizona State, California, USC, Utah, Baylor and Oklahoma,” responded Franklin when asked about his current school list.

Asked what would make him choose the Trojans again, Franklin laughed and admitted, “I really don’t know.”

When NBE talked to Franklin in July, he also mentioned ConnecticutVillanova, Tennessee, Washington and Stanford and recent reports also had Seton Hall in the mix as well. However, those schools are no longer under consideration.

“No, that’s my top right now,” Franklin said.

Franklin took unofficial visits to Arizona State, California and USC in August, but does not have any official visits yet planned.

“I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to take them late or early,” Franklin said, adding that he has no timetable for a decision.

Going through the recruiting process for a second time, Franklin wants to make sure he takes his time and chooses the best school for him.

He said the overall vibe of the campus and the system that the team plays will be the major factors in his decision.

Said Franklin: “The feel I get from the atmosphere of my visit on campus and the playing style that fits me best.”

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