Trey Franks, a 5 foot 10, 170 pound Junior out of Orange, Texas is very interested in signing with the Tigers.
Last year at West Orange-Stark HS Franks played well enough to earn first team all-district and second team all-state honors.
He is also a speedster; Franks can run the forty yard dash in 4.4 seconds. But his size has caused coaches to recruit him more as a defensive back.
“I’d like to play WR in college but playing DB is fine too,” Franks said.
His speed should make Franks a factor on whatever side of the ball he ends up playing. And, this WR/DB has impressed the Missouri coaches enough to earn a scholarship offer.
Franks said “they sent me an offer about three weeks ago. Right now it’s the only offer I have.”
Franks would like to take an unofficial visit to the Missouri campus in the near future.
“I would like to go up there. My coach is trying to make plans for me to take a visit,” he said.
His interest in Mizzou doesn’t just stem from the scholarship offer the Tigers extended to him.
“I like their spread offense. Tommy Chavis went to my school and he went up there. I’d like to get in contact with them soon.”
Even though Missouri is the only offer he has received thus far, Franks has interest in Texas A&M and Alabama.
“My brother went to Alabama and liked it a lot. He was recruited by Nick Saban while he was at LSU and he liked the guy.”
Which school Franks chooses may depend on academic reputation.
“My momma likes academics, so I like academics,” he said. “I’d like to major in business. Someday I want to be a coach after I’m done playing.”
He also prefers to sign with a school located in a smaller city.
“I don’t like bigger cities like Austin. I would rather go somewhere smaller.”
So far Franks has been to Junior Day at Texas A&M but he is awaiting word from Missouri and Alabama. By sending him a scholarship offer, it seems as if the Tigers are trying to improve a secondary that struggled to defend the pass last year. And, if Mizzou wants to field a stingy defense in the offensive minded Big 12, they will need to bring in athletic players such as Trey Franks.