Mississippi State’s 2018 recruiting class took another major hit on Monday.
Four-star running back Fabian Franklin revealed that he’s flipped his commitment to TCU during practice for the 31st Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star Game, although he made his decision during an official visit to TCU over the weekend, according to Scout’s Yancy Porter.
Franklin ranks as the No. 2 player from the state of Mississippi, the No. 14 running back and the No. 297 overall prospect for the 2018 national recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The Hattiesburg native is the 20th known commitment for TCU’s 2018 national recruiting class, which currently ranks No. 16 overall in the 247Sports composite team rankings.
Franklin had initially committed to Mississippi State in July and was the Bulldogs’ third-highest rated prospect.
The running back’s decision comes nearly two weeks after new head coach Joe Moorhead accepted the position days after Dan Mullen’s departure.
The Bulldogs have now lost five commitments since Mullen accepted the job at Florida last month, including losing the top-ranked kicker in the class of 2018.