While the college football season hangs on the edge, Georgia Tech picks up it's 18th commitment for the 2021 class. Weston Franklin comes from Wayne County High School in Jesup, GA and formerly playing at IMG Academy. He lists at 6’4” and 308 pounds with a 3-star grade from both Rivals and 247. The composite ranking from 247, which is an average of all the major rankings, has him listed as the 439th national player and 24th at the guard position. In the state of Georgia he is the 30th overall player and 3rd at his position. Franklin’s composite score of .878 keeps him just short of the 4-star grade and makes him the second highest commitment of the class behind WR Blackstrain.
‼️COMMITTED‼️ Please respect my decision. @CoachCollins @CoachBrentKey @ChadSimmons_ @WayneCountyFB1 @jtbronco88 @xixnyne @BVEvery #gojackets #togtherweswarm pic.twitter.com/8IX5MNxccp— Weston Franklin (@wfranklin_2021) August 10, 2020
He received several offers from rival Coastal Division schools as well as other big names such as LSU, Michigan, and West Virginia. Keeping Franklin out of the clutches of enemies such as Miami and Virginia Tech is the step Georgia Tech needs to make to becoming the contender of the Coastal.
This is going to start sounding like a broken record but it is what Coach Collins is trying to do with on the line of scrimmage, and that is Weston Franklin has the size to impose his will on opposing linemen. He already has the size needed to start at the college level so time in weight room will only make him better. In keeping with theme of what Coach Collins likes to see is his ability to line up at different positions along the line. That will make Franklin valuable early on for playing time. He is relentless in the running game as he can be seen driving his man to ground on almost every play. Franklin has good pad level as well for a high school player and shows good foot work in the passing game to keep the pass rusher in front of him.
Welcome to The Flats, Weston Franklin!