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Jacksonville Receiver Claude Franklin Commits to Texas A&M-Commerce

Jacksonville’s Claude Franklin hauls in a pass during the Indians’ 2013 season opener vs. Carthage on Aug. 30. (Bud Worley,

With National Signing Day almost one week away, Jacksonville receiver Claude Franklin has made his college commitment.

The 6-4, 180-pound senior gave his verbal pledge to Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday morning, according to Jacksonville athletic director and head coach Chris Taber.

Franklin had a big 2013 for Jacksonville, catching 44 passes for 691 yards and seven touchdowns.

A&M-Commerce is a Division II school that competes in the Lone Star Conference, which also includes West Texas A&M, Midwestern State, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Tarleton State, Angelo State and Eastern New Mexico.

The Lions finished last season 7-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play.

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