November 23, 2009

Franklin returns to MSU

Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney three-star offensive tackle Eric Franklin (6-7, 290 pounds) made his third unofficial visit to Michigan State this past weekend to see the Spartans take on Penn State. His previous visits were for the Central Michigan and Michigan games.

When asked if his multiple trips to East Lansing had anything to do with the Spartans moving up his list, Franklin said his visits have been more to do with proximity than naming favorites.

"I've been to some other area schools, like kind of close, three or four times, so I'm just getting out there to see the schools that are kind of close, like ones within a six-hour driving distance," Franklin told SpartanMag.com Sunday night, adding that he also visited Akron, Kent State, Pittsburgh and Toledo.

What has Franklin liked about his time on the MSU campus?

"The atmosphere at the games is real nice," he said. "I like watching them play. But I haven't been around campus or anything like that."

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