John Franklin III will have one last Last Chance U. Less than two weeks after saying "transferring wasn't really an option," the Auburn wide receiver and former star of the Netflix series "Last Chance U" is leaving the Plains, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. "John Franklin came to me expressing his desire for the chance to play more and get closer to home," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement confirming the news. "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." It's not immediately clear where Franklin, who graduated from Auburn earlier this month, is headed. "Transferring is a tough process and to be bouncing around from school to school, that's the last thing I wanted to do, to be honest," Franklin said after receiving his Bachelor's degree on Aug. 5. "Transferring was 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 years doesn't look good for anybody.
'Last Chance U' star John Franklin III to transfer from Auburn
Alabama | Aug 15