Sometimes all you need is a really good in-home visit to seal the deal. That was the case for Texas four-star forward Roger Franklin of Duncanville (Texas) High School. The high-energy senior ended his recruitment on Friday.
Franklin made the call to Travis Ford and the Oklahoma State Cowboys after a successful in-home visit with the Big 12 coaching staff.
"He felt like it was the best fit. He said he's going to love playing for coach Ford," Andre Johnson, Franklin's uncle, said. "Roger is ready to be a Cowboy."
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Franklin had an aggressive visit schedule ahead of him. He was slated to visit UCLA, Arizona, Michigan State and Oklahoma. But an in-home meeting with Oklahoma State coaching staff put the visits on the backburner.
"On the first open day, [Ford and assistants Butch Pierre and Chris Ferguson] told me that they wanted me, they told me that they needed me, and they said that I would be a great fit here," Franklin told Jay Fielder of OStateIllustrated.com on Friday night.
"They really impressed me just with the way they were talking, how they dressed, the way they came professionally, and the way they approached my family which was also one of the main things. They're a great school, a great program, and a great academic place to get an education and a degree at so I would just have to say that they just really got me."
Franklin joins a talented 2009 recruiting class for Oklahoma State. He joins fellow Rivals150 prospect Raymond Penn, point guard Fred Gulley and Torin Walker, who pledged to the program within the last week.
Franklin visited Oklahoma State last season when the Cowboys played host to Kansas on the hardwood.