Defensive Back | 6'1 | 212
Vero Beach HS
| Vero Beach, Fla.
Former Vero Beach Head Coach Gary Coggin
"I'm so proud of Larry and the person he has become. He's got to the point where he takes a great deal of pride on and off the field.
"Larry has never been shy about contact. He'll definitely light you up. He's just one of those guys that brings the hammer as a tackler. He has a good nose for the football, and has excellent football instincts.
Selected Vanderbilt over Connecticut, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan State, Wisconsin
Three-year defensive starter for 6A Florida coastal power... Started as junior and senior at safety... Earned first starts as sophomore LB.... As senior, had 78 tackles and two INTs for 6-4 Indians' squad... As junior, helped squad to 7-3 mark and district title with 74 total tackles and nine defensed passes... Listed among Florida's Top 100 players as senior... Two-time first team All-County selection... As sophomore LB, contributed 61 tackles and three QB sacks.
Son of Larry and Anastasia Franklin... Born June 30, 1992... Born and raised along Florida's central Atlantic coast... Dad works in the construction industry; mom is certified nursing assistant... Has two brothers, Bernard Thomas and Jimmy Franklin, and one sister, Shaquashia Franklin... Summer jobs included making pizzas at Little Caesars.