With former Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks visiting Lawrence, it seems like Kansas football is really in the mix to land Franks.
The amount of evidence suggesting former Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks could be joining Kansas football continues to grow. Earlier this morning, Franks made a post to his Instagram story with the location as none other than Lawrence, Kansas.
This is by far the most compelling piece of evidence suggesting that Franks will come to Kansas.
Franks’ first connection to Kansas football was head coach Les Miles, who recruited Franks back when he was at LSU. Franks actually committed to Miles and LSU before deciding Florida was a better fit.
More recently, some Twitter users noticed that Franks had followed not only Les Miles on Twitter but also Kansas football’s offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon. Put as much stock into that information as you want, but now that Franks is presumably meeting with Miles and his staff, it doesn’t seem like a coincidence now.
While Franks may have left a sour taste in some Florida fans’ mouth, his 2018 stats really jump off the page.
In 2018, Franks started all thirteen games for the Gators and threw for 2,457 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He led the Gators to a Peach Bowl victory over the Michigan Wolverines.
In 2019, Franks was injured just four games into the season and replaced by Kyle Trask.
Landing Franks would be absolutely huge for Kansas football. The starting quarterback job is completely up in the air right now, with Thomas MacVittie, Myles Kendrick, and Torry Locklin being the three frontrunners right now.
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If Kansas football were to get Franks, it would only add to the excitement around the program. Pairing Franks with guys like Pooka Williams, Stephon Robinson, Kwamie Lassiter II, and Andrew Parchment would be fun to watch, and the Jayhawks would be better for it.