Is a well-rounded and versatile athlete who possesses a good blend of size, speed and quickness ... Is looking to earn his way into the secondary rotation, and is also a potential fit for various special teams duties, as well ... (First name is pronounced ex-ZAY-vee-er) ... Opens camp listed at No. 3 on the depth chart at one cornerback spot, behind returning starter E.J. Gaines.
Saw action in nine games as a sophomore, and ended the year with four tackles in reserve action ... Had single-tackle games four times, including against Southeastern Louisiana, Arizona State, Florida and Syracuse.
Got his feet wet by earning his first collegiate letter, seeing action in 9 games in all ... Was credited with 3 tackles on the season, including 2 against Western Illinois, and 1 at Arizona State...
Was able to take a redshirt in his first season in the Tiger program ... Earned the team's defensive back-up player of the week award for his outstanding work during preparations leading up to the win over San Diego State.
Starred at cornerback for his team, and also was heavily involved in the kick return game as well ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 48 cornerback prospect, as well as the No. 12 overall talent at any position out of the state of Oklahoma this year ... Ranked by ESPN.com as the nation's No. 62 cornerback prospect ... As a senior, was a 1st-Team All-District selection and special teams player of the year after registering 29 tackles and 2 interceptions (returning one for a touchdown), to go with 2 fumble recoveries and 7 pass break ups ... Earned All-City and All-Metro honors as a junior in 2008 for his season which included 32 tackles, 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries and 7 pass break ups ... High school coach - Jeremy Dombeck.
Parents - Aaron & Judy Franklin ... Interested in studying communication at Mizzou ... Lists hobbies as swimming, cooking and playing basketball ... Chose Mizzou over TCU, Colorado State, Washington State and Tulsa, among others, and listed the family atmosphere with the program as a major drawing point.