Franklin on OU: What More Could You Ask For?

Daniel Franklin

There have been a number of Oklahoma commitments and targets to waver on their decision in recent weeks. Longtime Sooner commitment, linebackber Daniel Franklin, isn't among them and says he never will be.

Oklahoma has seen it all in the past couple of months when it comes to recruiting.

There have been players to drop the Sooners from their lists (Arthur Brown); others who have toyed with committing (Daniel Thomas); those who have made surprise trips to Norman (Julio Jones); those who have de-committed (Jeff Fuller and Taylor Hill); and still others who have committed then de-committed (Markelle Martin).

But there's still a core group that numbers more than a dozen who have made their commitments to Oklahoma and still stand by them.

Names like Jermie Calhoun, Justin Johnson, Stephen Good, Landry Jones and R.J. Washington get Oklahoma fans excited about the future.

And one of those commitments who has been on board as long as anyone – linebacker Daniel Franklin of Habersham (Ga.) Central – says he's not going anywhere.

"I fell in love with Oklahoma as soon as I visited," Franklin said.

A three-star recruit who is projected as a weakside backer in college, Franklin committed to Oklahoma during his junior year. He received an offer from the Sooners soon after sending them a highlight tape that featured games from his freshman and sophomore seasons and just a few from his junior year.

"I couldn't believe it when they offered me," he said. "And then when I went to Norman, I knew that was the place I wanted to be."

And Franklin hasn't wavered since, despite calls from the likes of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Alabama and others.

"You go there and there's 85,000 fans going crazy, they have the best coaches in college football and Norman is great," Franklin said. "What more could you want?"

A bigger signing class maybe?

Franklin was one of several commitments in Norman last weekend. He joined several others in trying to draw the likes of J.R. Bryant, Jameel Owens and Stacey McGee to Oklahoma.

"Oh yeah," he said. "I tried to work a little magic."

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