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Three-star OL Zachary Franks de-commits from Penn State, commits to Northwestern

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This is a big flip for Pat Fitzgerald.

Three-star offensive lineman Zachary Franks (The Gilman School, Baltimore, MD) has flipped from Penn State to Northwestern, he announced Friday on Twitter.

It isn’t too often Northwestern flips a player like this, but this is a good get for the Wildcats. Franks has great size at 6-foot-5 and 284 pounds, and he held offers from Penn State, Duke, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Rutgers and Indiana, among others. He had committed to Penn State August 2, but apparently had a change of heart.

Franks is the 15th commit and the fourth offensive lineman in the 2019 class. 247Sports has Franks rated as the top O-lineman in the class.

Franks isn’t the only DMV offensive lineman on Northwestern’s radar either: Washington, DC area three-star Walter Rouse has included NU in his top 10 in his top 10 schools.

Franks’s highlights are below.