Feleipe Franks is back off the market … for now.
Franks, a four- or five-star (depending on which service you consult) pro-style quarterback from Wakulla High in Florida, announced Sunday on Twitter that he had committed to Florida. Franks’ decision to join the Gators came six days after he made public a decision not to honor his previous pledge to LSU.
While he didn’t explicitly cite coaching instability as the reason for his LSU about-face, that’s certainly not a concern with Florida, where Jim McElwain is in his first season in Gainesville and has already led the program to a berth in the SEC Championship Game.
Then again, Franks may also have been swayed by a desire to remain in-state, where his family can attend his home games with a drive of approximately three hours; the trip to Baton Rouge is longer than six and a half.
Regardless of the reason, Franks will head to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a future Gator. There’s little question he’ll have fellow Florida pledges and players whom he could have teamed up with at LSU all vying for his attention as they prepare for the game.