Amid growing speculation about the future of coach Les Miles’ job, All-American four-star quarterback Feleipe Franks has decommitted from LSU. He announced his decision Monday night on Twitter.
Franks, from Wakulla High in Crawfordsville, Fla., said he had been mulling his future for about a month.
He is ranked as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback, the No. 9 player in the state of Florida and No. 45 player overall in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Franks unofficially visited Florida last weekend and also visited Gainesville earlier in the month.
Barton Simmons, a national recruiting analyst for 247Sports.com, wrote Monday night that Franks’ decommitment is “not devastating, at least in the short term.”
He’s not Jacob Eason, Shea Patterson or Brandon Peters, guys that could potentially step on campus and compete for the starting job on day one. He’s a long term play. So LSU will win or lose in 2016 with what they have on their roster currently. But the pressure is still on the Tigers to respond and respond effectively.
In mid-October during a stop of the U.S. Army All-American Game Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance, Franks told USA TODAY High School Sports that “LSU was a good commitment for me,”
“I have good people in my life to support whatever decision I made, but I think I found the best school for me, and that’s the most important thing,” he said then. “I think I belong there, and it’ll be great when I get up there because I’ve been committed for so long it feels like home already.”
The decommitment has not gone well among LSU fans, although some have been creative in their efforts to try to get Franks to change his mind, including crawfish at Tony’s.