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Position: Defensive end
Rivals recruiting rank: Ranked as the No. 11 weakside defensive end in the Class of 2003.
Miami career: A solid three-year rotational player, Franklin broke out as a senior with seven sacks and 39 tackles. He is currently out of football.
Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided a handful of extra benefits to Vegas Franklin during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:
• Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs.
• One source corroborated Shapiro entertaining Vegas Franklin with drinks and VIP access in nightclubs.
In Shapiro's words
• "Vegas Franklin was a nice kid. He came from Louisiana. [I] saw him in the club a number of times. [I] never got real close [personally].”
Did not respond to a message left on his Facebook page.