Franks is the No. 521 overall prospect and No. 35 interior offensive lineman in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 7 player in South Carolina.
“I love it,” Franks told Wes Mitchell of GamecockCentral about his connection with South Carolina offensive line coach Lonnie Teasley. “He is a cool guy and I know he deserved the promotion. I’m happy for him.”
Franks is the latest member of the Gamecocks’ top-10 2024 recruiting class. It also includes Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland four-star offensive tackle Kam Pringle, Greenville (S.C.) four-star athlete Mazeo Bennett, Marietta (Ga.) Walton four-star linebacker Wendell Gregory, Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day School four-star tight end Michael Smith and Fiskdale (Mass.) The Loomis Chaffee School four-star quarterback Dante Reno.
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Landing Franks, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound recruit, gives head coach Shane Beamer and his staff pledges from three of the top seven players in South Carolina. According to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine, the Gamecocks also have a commanding lead for Dillon (S.C.) four-star offensive tackle Josiah Thompson, who is committing on April 14, at 96.6%
Thompson is the No. 52 overall prospect and No. 4 offensive tackle in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 2 player in South Carolina.
On3 rates Thompson higher than other recruiting services, according to the Industry Comparison. Per the 2024 On300, he is the No. 19 overall prospect, No. 2 offensive tackle and No. 1 player in South Carolina.