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Chaminade-Madonna 2021 running back Thaddius Franklin commits to Miami Hurricanes
The Chaminade-Madonna-to-Coral Gables pipeline is only getting stronger.
Lions 2021 running back Thaddius Franklin committed to the Hurricanes on Wednesday, announcing his decision on his Twitter account.
Franklin, who has racked up 856 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns through eight games this season, chose Miami over several other big-time offers he recently received, including Florida State, Georgia and Penn State.
Several of his teammates at Chaminade are also committed to the Hurricanes, including senior defensive backs Te’Cory Couch and Keontra Smith, senior defensive lineman Cameron Williams and junior offensive lineman Willie Moise.
Franklin is Miami’s fifth commit in the 2021 class. American Heritage defensive back James Williams, a five-star prospect and the No. 15 player in the class, according to 247Sports’ composite ranking, is also in the class.
Breaking: ’21 RB Franklin Commits to Miami
It didn’t take long for Thad Franklin to secure a spot at Miami.
The Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna Prep 2021 running back gave a verbal pledge to the Hurricanes on Wednesday just a few days after landing an offer from the hometown school.
Franklin, who is unranked by all major recruiting services at the time, was in Coral Gables on Sunday for a visit. He got a chance to tour the new Indoor Practice Facility with dad.
“It’s my dream school,” Franklin told InsideTheU over the phone. “The coaches were just happy to have me there.”
Franklin has ran for 967 yards and 9 touchdowns on 94 carries this season. The numbers have resulted in recent offers from Georiga, Penn State and Florida State.
“He’s the real deal,” Chaminade-Madonna Prep head coach Damon Jones said. “He’s a real athletic kid. I mean he’s only a sophomore and we think he’s going to be a national type of recruit. He’s scored every game for us.”
Franklin also holds early offers from Nebraska, Kentucky, Boston College and Pittsburgh. The Hurricanes now hold pledges from five different prospects at Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna Prep: Top247 safety Keontra Smith, four-star cornerback Te’Cory Couch, three-star defensive end Cam Williams and 2020 four-star offensive/defensive lineman Willie Moise.