During his time at the junior college, Franklin gained acclaim for his appearances on "Last Chance U", which tracked former top-flight recruits hoping to earn an opportunity to play at another big-time school.
Shortly after stating that transferring wasn't an option, senior receiver/quarterback John Franklin III, a former "Last Chance U" star, is leaving Auburnfootball, per reports. Franklin was moved to wide receiver during spring practice when the quarterback depth chart grew large.
He was a backup quarterback at Auburn last season, completing 14 of his 26 passes for 204 yards.
He will play for fourth school since 2013 in his final collegiate season.
Franklin began his college career at Florida State before going to EMCC.
Lane Kiffin is getting a new wide receiver.
Outside those three players, there is another former EMCC product in Kiffin's program, only he's a coach.
Gus Malzahn praised Franklin and that accomplishment in front of the team on graduation day August 5, and it should be included in an early paragraph of any attempt to put Franklin's brief but intriguing Auburn career in perspective. That situation prompted a move to receiver for Franklin.
Franklin III has had an interesting career to this point.
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