January 31, 2011

Commodores land Florida standout


"Yes, Larry Franklin has committed to Vanderbilt University," Vero Beach assistant coach Pete DeLuke confirmed on Monday.

"If Franklin was two to three inches taller, he would be one of the most coveted safeties in the country," Tom Loy of FlaVarsity.com recently wrote. "At 6-foot, 180 lb's, Franklin lacks the ideal size of a standout safety, but he definitely doesn't play undersized. He hits like a truck and has incredible game awareness. He can see the play before it happens and his instincts to attack the ball are unmatched."

As a senior, Franklin recorded over 80 tackles including five tackles for loss. He also had two interceptions.

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