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Auburn's John Franklin III made the full-time switch to wide receiver this spring.

Auburn football: A ‘grateful’ John Franklin III, Kerryon Johnson’s friendly advice

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Here’s a look at what you might have missed on Thursday:

John Franklin III ‘grateful’ for another chance in 2017 

John Franklin III isn’t afraid of trying something new. If he hasn’t proven that with his moves to junior college and then his transfer to the Plains, he’s shown it by making a position change this spring.

The former quarterback will now catch passes instead of throw them — and he’s looking forward to it.

The Florida, native and former Last Chance U star (Netflix)  told that he’s “very grateful” for how his experiences have given him a way to help other athletes.

In other Auburn football news:

Summer BPI rankings 

ESPN released summer BPI rankings on Thursday morning and the Tigers found a pretty good spot.

Auburn landed at No. 24 on the list, ahead of defending champ North Carolina. Another interesting note from the list is Bruce Pearl’s team is just one of three SEC programs (the other being Kentucky and Alabama) to make the cut as a top 25 team.

Auburn added some more youth with Chuma Okeke and Davion Mitchell. Fortunately, the two freshmen are fitting in nicely and will see significant time this season.

Goin’ Pro

Former Auburn basketball standout Katie Frerking is headed overseas, too.

The Johns Creek, Ga., native signed a professional contact with Luleå Basket (Sweden) the club announced Thursday. Frerking was Auburn’s star player last season as a senior, averaging 15.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

At the end of the year Auburn found a spot in the NCAA Tournament and Frerking picked up All-SEC second team and SEC all-defensive team honors.

Tweet of the Day 

There’s so much focus on football season it’s easy to forget that also means school is starting soon for Auburn students.

This Tweet (actually posted on Tuesday) by Kerryon Johnson is sure to make you giggle — and wonder. Auburn Student Affairs asked current students to share their advice.

And this response from Kerryon Johnson is sure to make you giggle — and wonder…

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