USC has one quarterback committed for the 2022 class in Braden Davis. With only eight spots remaining to fill in the class, the Gamecocks may not have room for a second quarterback. But if they decide to take a second one, Prometheus Franklin (6-3 190) of Greenville High will be a strong possibility. He threw for quarterbacks coach Marcus Satterfield in a June camp, and since then the two have been in regular contact.
“We’ve been talking a lot,” Franklin said. “He’s telling me they’ve got to figure out the numbers. They’ve got some spots that are filling up. He’s telling me to keep doing what I’m doing, keep working.”
Franklin said Satterfield has made no promises to him about an offer, but he does get the feeling if Satterfield decides to take a second quarterback in the class, he’s the one.
“I’m definitely the next guy,” Franklin said. “They’re not looking at anybody else. I’m definitely the next guy up. I’m not that cocky about it. They’ve been on me heavy. I went and watched them practice. It just feels like family.”
Franklin is a pro-style quarterback, more of a passer than a runner. In six games last season he said he passed for around 1200 yards and 18 touchdowns. Franklin said Satterfield likes his arm and what he has upstairs.
“He likes my attitude and my passion for the game,” Franklin said. “The way I take control on the field. He loves the way I sling the ball. He loves my knowledge for the game. He said for the high school level that I’m at, my knowledge is real mature.”
Franklin has been offered by Charlotte, Marshall, Eastern Kentucky and Lenoir-Rhyne. He said he’s also hearing some from Kentucky. He knows he can get back to a visit to USC at any time, but nothing has been scheduled. He is also planning to visit Charlotte and Marshall, possibly during the quite period the last week of July.