LB | 6-1 | 204|
247 ★★★ ESPN ★★★ Rivals ★★★ Scout ★★★
FROM FRANKLIN'S HEAD COACH JARED VAN ACKER
"Brailyn is one of the most athletic football players I have ever coached. His versatility was evident as he played almost every position on the football field for the Bobcats. He played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, nose guard, outside linebacker, corner and as a return specialist. His motor off the ball was evident and wreaked havoc on opponent offenses behind the line of scrimmage highlighted by his 30-plus sacks and 50-plus tackles for loss in only two years. He is one of the most decorated football players in school history with back-to-back All-State performances and the first major FBS recruit in school history at Battlefield High School."
High School: Two-year letterman for head coach Jared Van Acker at Battlefield High School in Virginia...Won a varsity letter as a sophomore at Bowie High School in Texas...The Bobcats went 9-3 and won the Cedar Run Conference 8 Championship in 2015...Named first-team All-State by USA Today and VHSL as a senior...Selected second-team All-State by VHSCA as a junior...Earned All-Met honors from the Washington Post in 2016...Was a two-time first-team All-NOVA Region selection in 2015 and 2016...Named 2016 Cedar Run Conference 8 Player of the Year...Claimed all-conference first team accolades in junior and senior seasons...Selected as the Battlefield High School Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior and senior...Inducted into the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame in 2016...Tallied 42 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, eight sacks, two blocked kicks and four forced fumbles as a senior...Had a touchdown as a wide receiver, running back, quarterback, linebacker, defensive lineman, kick returner and punt returner in 2016...Recorded 32 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 17 sacks and three pass deflections as a junior...Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting outlets - 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked No. 57 at outside linebacker and No. 24 prospect in Virginia by Rivals...Ranked as the No. 67 outside linebacker and No. 29 prospect in Virginia by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 71 athlete and No. 26 prospect in Virginia by 247Sports...Ranked No. 52 at outside linebacker overall, No. 8 in the East and No. 2 in Virginia by Scout...Was a three-time letterwinner in track & field...Participated in wrestling and cross country...Won the Principal’s Award in 2015...Was a Math Award nominee in 2016.
Personal: Full name is Brailyn Isaiah-Lawrence Franklin...Son of LaTamra Sells and Angelic and Broderick Franklin...Has one brother, Desmond Davis, and three sisters, Keran Franklin, Kynnedi Franklin and Kai Franklin...Hobbies include snowboarding, DJing, shooting pool, dancing and drawing...Planning to major in sports psychology...Would like to become a sports psychologist after a career in the NFL...Would also like to host football camps and give back to the community...Born February 10, 1999.