High School: Two-year letterman at University Lab for coaches John Shoptau and Chad Mahaffey...rated a two-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com...received a 79 rating, listed as the No. 77 recruit in the state and the No. 128 safety in the nation by 247Sports.com...also rated the No. 172 safety in the country by Scout.com...helped lead the Cubs to a combined 25-3 overall record, a pair of trips to the state playoffs and consecutive District 7-2A championships with unblemished 5-0 marks each year...as a senior, earned first-team all-state, all-metro and all-district honors after posting 113 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass break-ups...as a junior, named second-team all-state, first team all-district on defense and second-team all-district as a punt returner...also lettered three years in track and field in hurdles...off the field, was a member of the Food Bank Support Group and served as the Clothes Drive coordinator.
Personal: Born Jarrod Michael Franklin on Nov. 21, 1994, in Jackson, Miss...son of Peregrin and Carla Franklin...has two brothers, Tyler and Hayden...grandfather, Percy Franklin Jr., played football at Southern while cousin, Todd White, played football at Virginia...undecided on major...chose Tulane over Houston, Memphis, North Texas and South Alabama.