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I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Yes Khatib Lyles left Franklin high school to play his senior season at Parkland high school and yes he will be signing his letter of intent at Parkland high school but just so everyone knows he only received one Division 1 offer while enrolled at Parkland high school. Practically all of his offers came wearing a Franklin Cougars helmet and uniform and in Franklin Cougars team highlights. Just saying

Dates Khatib received his Division 1 offers.

September 25, 2018 Louisiana Monroe
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/1044631164873519104

AUGUST 31, 2018 KHATIB'S FIRST GAME IN A PARKLAND HELMET AND UNIFORM

July 13, 2018 Southern Miss
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/1017907729216802827

May 22, 2018 New Mexico
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/998990321999544323

May 21, 2018 New Mexico St
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/998738602849947648

May 4, 2018 Utah
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/992563825894445056

May 2, 2018 Texas Tech
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/991717003210711041

April 9, 2018 Indiana
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/987056405764104194

April 6, 2018 North Texas
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/982340256111497217

April 5, 2018 Air Force
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/981960971869609984

March 31, 2018 Liberty
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/980232190985465856

March 22, 2018 Utep
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/976955919413243904

March 12, 2018 Dartmouth
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/973330352474243072

March 10, 2018 Abilene Christian
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/972663824506486784

February 26, 2018 Kansas
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/968341380203466752

February 26, 2018 Incarnate Word
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/968318634006282240

February 21, 2018 Columbia
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/966425787275579392

February 21, 2018 Yale
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/966411916674588672

February 21, 2018 McNeese
https://twitter.com/khatiblyles/status/966381127568121857

I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar even when he is playing for whichever team in college. Go Go Khatib!!!

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Noticed that Khatib Lyles tagged EP Gridiron in almost every offer he received. Tagging EP Gridiron must have brought Khatib good luck or rather I say good fortune reason why he probably kept on tagging EP Gridiron. Props to Khatib Lyles on all his offers and hopefully we hear his name alot on Saturdays in the immediate future.

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

ImRich
Noticed that Khatib Lyles tagged EP Gridiron in almost every offer he received. Tagging EP Gridiron must have brought Khatib good luck or rather I say good fortune reason why he probably kept on tagging EP Gridiron. Props to Khatib Lyles on all his offers and hopefully we hear his name alot on Saturdays in the immediate future.
That was likely due to the fact that EP Gridiron gave Khatib alot of exposure on their twitter page where they have a bunch of college coaches as followers and also exposure on their youtube channel ever since he was a sophomore.



Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Not to be rude or ruffle anyone's feathers but why would Lyles leave 6A Franklin to play at small 5A Parkland?? Are his parents in the military? Westside > Northeast IMO (this coming from a guy who grew up in the Lower Valley and now lives on the east)

It just doesn't make sense to me unless his Parent(s) are in the military and wanted to move closer to Bliss. Anyhow, Parkland has had success in recent times but Franklin would easily be my decision for academics and athletics if I had to choose between the two.

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

VQ35HR
Not to be rude or ruffle anyone's feathers but why would Lyles leave 6A Franklin to play at small 5A Parkland?? Are his parents in the military? Westside > Northeast IMO (this coming from a guy who grew up in the Lower Valley and now lives on the east)

It just doesn't make sense to me unless his Parent(s) are in the military and wanted to move closer to Bliss. Anyhow, Parkland has had success in recent times but Franklin would easily be my decision for academics and athletics if I had to choose between the two.
Before the season had started I had thought exactly that. Guess it really does not matter for the season is over. You know the same thing can be asked about that Austin player Ray Banks who left El Paso Austin to play his senior season at El Paso El Dorado.

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

In my opinion if Khatib would have stayed and played his final high school football season at Franklin he would have received alot of Division 1 offers from Power Five Conferences.

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Qbert
In my opinion if Khatib would have stayed and played his final high school football season at Franklin he would have received alot of Division 1 offers from Power Five Conferences.
Qbert that may have happened but we can't forget that EP Gridiron did not cover and video record any Franklin games this past 2018 season so it also may not have happened. Is it just a coincidence that EP Gridiron not covering and video recording Khatib in Parkland games this past 2018 season and Khatib hardly did not receive any Division 1 offers in his entire senior 2018 season??? Look I don't know what could or have may occurred but we can't ignore that EP Gridiron in their videos of Khatib with Franklin in 2016 and 2017 exhibited Khatib's true skills on the field.

Like I said I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Qbert
In my opinion if Khatib would have stayed and played his final high school football season at Franklin he would have received alot of Division 1 offers from Power Five Conferences.
Obviously it wouldn't have mattered. Him and Hankins made bad choices imo. Kid could have had an Ivy league education but went with North Texas???

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Same thing about Deion Hankins. Once he first received that Oklahoma state offer or that Arkansas offer he should have committed right then and there. UTEP commit???

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Dr. Bruce Ivins
Qbert
In my opinion if Khatib would have stayed and played his final high school football season at Franklin he would have received alot of Division 1 offers from Power Five Conferences.
Obviously it wouldn't have mattered. Him and Hankins made bad choices imo. Kid could have had an Ivy league education but went with North Texas???
Thats not how recruiting works. Some colleges recruit an athlete more than others some just offer so thata rival school doesnt get such athlete and some dont even keep communication with the athlete. He made the right choice. He chose where he felt better at. No one is trying to go play in the ivy league which is fcs with fbs offers.

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

The Ivy league does not give athletic scholarships. But depending on your household income you can attend for nothing or for cheaper than community
College. If you can get accepted, Ivy league sports has become a very viable option over the last few years. The Ivy league is becoming very competitive in many sports because they're using endowment money on athletes.

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Qbert
Same thing about Deion Hankins. Once he first received that Oklahoma state offer or that Arkansas offer he should have committed right then and there. UTEP commit???
Agree 100%. These boys will almost undoubtedly play their last game of football at the collegiate level, so wouldn't you rather finish with an Ivy League education, service academy or a big time school like Oklahoma state, Arkansas? I mean any average El Paso kid can go get a degree from UTEP or North Texas. Take full advantage of those offers boys and go get something that would otherwise be unobtainable.

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Qbert
Same thing about Deion Hankins. Once he first received that Oklahoma state offer or that Arkansas offer he should have committed right then and there. UTEP commit???
I agree

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

VQ35HR
Not to be rude or ruffle anyone's feathers but why would Lyles leave 6A Franklin to play at small 5A Parkland?? Are his parents in the military? Westside > Northeast IMO (this coming from a guy who grew up in the Lower Valley and now lives on the east)

It just doesn't make sense to me unless his Parent(s) are in the military and wanted to move closer to Bliss. Anyhow, Parkland has had success in recent times but Franklin would easily be my decision for academics and athletics if I had to choose between the two.
FYI, K. Lyles, drove 45min from the eastside to go to Franklin.

If you want an explanation for the transfer it wasn't all about the commute. Coaching and team also weighted in on the decision.

Re: I will always see Khatib Lyles as a Franklin Cougar

Raider
VQ35HR
Not to be rude or ruffle anyone\'s feathers but why would Lyles leave 6A Franklin to play at small 5A Parkland?? Are his parents in the military? Westside > Northeast IMO (this coming from a guy who grew up in the Lower Valley and now lives on the east)

It just doesn\'t make sense to me unless his Parent(s) are in the military and wanted to move closer to Bliss. Anyhow, Parkland has had success in recent times but Franklin would easily be my decision for academics and athletics if I had to choose between the two.
FYI, K. Lyles, drove 45min from the eastside to go to Franklin.

If you want an explanation for the transfer it wasn't all about the commute. Coaching and team also weighted in on the decision.

Good Luck to Khatib at North Texas :+1:

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