The second ranked wide receiver in the nation in the 2021 class, Troy Franklin, keeps the nation waiting for his decision, but there is some good news for Crimson Tide fans.

On Wednesday the 6-foot-2 California wide receiver, Troy Franklin, released his top-four schools: The University of Oregon, The University of Washington, Arizona State University and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. 

Alabama had one of the best wide receiving groups in the nation last year with first rounders Henry Ruggs Ⅲ, now LA Raider; Jerry Jeudy, now Denver Bronco; senior DeVonta Smith and sophomore Jaylen Waddle. Losing both Ruggs and Jeudy to the draft hurt the Crimson Tide wide receiver room, but potentially adding Franklin to that group could keepthe passing game opperating at a high level. 

Franklin would bring a deep threat receiver to the offense for the Crimson Tide. Franklin has great top speed, amazing explosiveness off the line and shifty footwork gives Franklin the ability to get into the secondary and make plays. Franklin would thrive being coached by wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins, who has always produced great receivers. Throughout high school Franklin struggled with bad quarterback play so pocket passer Mac Jones would be a great upgrade for him. 

Franklin is unlikely to commit any time soon, but that doesn’t mean Alabama Crimson Tide fans shouldn’t be excited about the possibility of landing this five-star recruit. 

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