Former Auburn quarterback and Last Chance U star John Franklin III announced on Tuesday afternoon he is transferring to Florida Atlantic University. Franklin will play this season for former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
The Auburn graduate and the Fort Lauderdale, FL expressed to head Coach Gus Malzahn his desire for the chance to play more and be closer to home. Malzhan said in a statement, “He has made the decision to play elsewhere this season as a graduate transfer. John has been an outstanding young man during his time here and leaves Auburn with a degree. We wish John nothing but the best and thank him for his time at Auburn.”
Franklin spoke to the media on Tuesday, “Transferring is a tough process and to be bouncing around from school to school, he said. “ Transferring is the last option because it takes a lot out of you. This is my third school and trying to make it a fourth? Four schools in five year doesn’t look good on anybody.”