Zakhari Franklin, All-Conference USA transfer WR, announces SEC commitment
Zakhari Franklin has found a home in the SEC. The standout UTSA transfer wide receiver has committed to play for Ole Miss.
Franklin shared the big news Saturday on his Twitter account.
— ? (@ZakhariFranklin) June 3, 2023
Franklin heads to Oxford after playing in 46 games over 4 seasons at UTSA. The NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver for 2020 allows Franklin to play a 5th season.
In 2019, Franklin had a solid start to his career, logging 38 catches for 491 yards and 3 touchdowns as a freshman. Franklin became more productive in every season that followed. As a sophomore, Franklin recorded 49 catches for 694 yards and 7 scores over 10 games in 2020, earning honorable mention All-Conference USA recognition.
Franklin was named First-Team All-Conference USA in 2021 after posting his first 1,000-yard season. He finished the year with 81 catches for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns in 13 contests.
In 2022, Franklin posted another 1,000-yard season with double-digit touchdowns. Franklin posted career highs of 94 receptions for 1,136 yards and 15 scores. He was again named First-Team All-Conference USA.
Franklin arrives in Oxford as a proven playmaker. It will be exciting to see what kind of numbers he puts up playing for Lane Kiffin.