Lions Add 2012 LB
Brennan Franklin
Brennan Franklin
FightOnState.com
Posted Jul 26, 2012


During a period where Penn State was expected to lose players, the Nittany Lions added a prospect to their 2012 class with an Arizona linebacker.

During a week where the NCAA placed an open-season on Penn State players, the Nittany Lions added Brennan Franklin, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound inside linebacker from Arizona to their Class of 2012.

Franklin, who plays for Centennial High, grabbed 101 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior at linebacker. As a senior he pulled down 104 tackles and 1.5 sacks and was an All-State selection.

As Franklin's father explained, "Penn State called and ask Brennan if he would still be interested in playing at Penn State. He said yes, and that was about a week ago. Since then they have sent the offer and Brennan leaves this Friday."

According to Scout Southwest Analyst Jason Jewell, "Franklin is very physical, is more of a two down backer at the next level because he doesn't do as well in pass coverage as he does against the run. I think Franklin could bulk up and possibly be a DT."

He held a variety of D-1AA offers and also an offer from Toledo.

See Franklin's Highlights Here

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