HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City ... Voted MVP in 2011 ... In track, was named Top Newcomer in 2008 and MVP three times (2009-11) ... Made Desert Valley All-League twice in 2010 and 2011 ... Has school record in 1600 (4:26, 2010) ... Also played football and basketball for the Lions.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 4, 1993 in Riverside ... Son of Josett Franz ... Has an older brother named Matthew and two younger brothers named Benito and Samuel ... Running straight through the finish line into his Mother's arms upon placing first in the league championships during his senior year is his most memorable moment in running ... Plays basketball on the side for fun ... Cheers for the Miami Heat, the New York Jets and the L.A. Angels ... Lebron James is his favorite athlete ... I Am Legend is his favorite movie ... His grandma's famous smoked ribs are a food he could eat for the rest of his life ... Greatest influences are his uncle Arnold, his older brother Matthew and his mother ... Is a human development major in Warren College ... Plans to become a teacher/professor after graduation.