Hollywood, FL— John Franklin, III, a south Florida native, has returned home to complete his college football career according to reports.
After his recent graduation from Auburn University, Franklin is taking advantage of a NCAA rule allowing him to play immediately at Florida Atlantic University. Frankin began his college career at Florida State after graduating from South Plantation High.
— John Franklin III (@jf3_5) August 5, 2017
Franklin gained nationwide acclaim as one of the stars of Netflix’s documentary “Last Chance U” during its first season. It featured the junior college football program at East Mississippi Community College and showed Frankin’s charismatic personality and ups and downs on the football field. Frankin’s brief stint at Auburn didn’t go as planned. He never gained any footing in the quarterback battle and was recently moved to wide receiver.
Your happiness is all that you have in this world. Never settle for anything less 🙏🏾
— John Franklin III (@jf3_5) August 15, 2017
Graduating with eligibility afforded Franklin the opportunity to go to a place that needed him and with familiar faces. At FAU, under first-year head coach Lane Kiffin, Franklin joins two other Last Chance U stars in quarterback DeAndre Johnson and Tim Bonner – both of season two. Johnson and Franklin were at EMCC together during Johnson’s redshirt year. For his part, Coach Kiffin was stoked at the news of gaining the speedy wide out.
Huge day for thefaU?!?! Hmmmmmmmmmmm
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) August 15, 2017
Franklin adds much-needed depth to the Owls receiver corps, which needs a playmaker that can stretch the field.