- position INF
- height 6-2
- Weight 185
- class Freshman
- Hometown Cleveland, Tenn.
• South Florida Collegiate Baseball League Rookie of the Year (2023)
• All-Tennessee, First Team (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 2023)
• First Team All-District (2021, 2022, 2023)
• Perfect Game All-American (2020)
*Years of Eligibility Remaining: 4
Incredibly impressive summer with Boynton Beach of the South Florida Collegiate League… Named a South Florida League All-Star and the South Florida Collegiate League Rookie of the Year as a high schooler against college players…In 77 at bats spread across 27 games he batted .364 with 14 runs, five doubles, a home run and 11 RBI…Posted a .963OPS with four steals and more walks than strikeouts…Led the team in walks, was second in batting and collected eight multi-hit games.
Perfect Game ranked him as a Top 500 recruit nationally and No. 17 in Tennessee…Prep Baseball Report ranked him the 20th-best prospect in the Volunteer State…Played for Wes Anderson at Walker Valley…Walker Valley was the 2022 district champions and regional runner-up…In 2023, Walker Valley was the regional champion and made it to the state tournament…Three-time All-District performer…Perfect Game All-American…Best of Preps (Chattanooga Times Free Press).
Full name is Landon Andrew Franklin…Born in Winter Haven, Florida…Son of Aaron and Rebekah…Hasfour siblings, Dalton, Ava, Hannah and Israel…Family also adopted a boy (Israel) from Africa in 2021…Father played baseball at Embry-Riddle, coach Nick Mingione’s alma mater…Uncle, Jason Franklin, was a member of the 1995 Tennessee College World Series team and later was drafted by the Colorado Rockies…Four-year Honors student…Relative of the famous Ben Franklin…Avid duck hunter…Major is Community, Leadership and Development.