Kansas football loses transfer QB Feleipe Franks to Arkansas

Kansas football has officially lost out on Feleipe Franks, a former starting quarterback at Florida.

After a long wait, Felipe Franks has officially decided to attend Arkansas, not Kansas football, for his final year college eligibility. The highly coveted Florida transfer announced his final decision tonight after visiting Arkansas last weekend.

This comes as a significant blow to Les Miles Kansas football. The Jayhawks seemed to have a great shot at landing Franks after he visited Lawrence back in December. The rumors were swirling on Twitter that Franks was a lock for Kansas, but then the Razorbacks stole the show.

Here’s Franks’ commitment post via Instagram:

 

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A post shared by Feleipe Franks (@18franks) on Jan 20, 2020 at 3:28pm PST

Without Franks, Kansas football will have to work with what they have at the quarterback position next season. The main three to keep an eye on are Thomas MacVittie, Miles Kendrick, and Torry Locklin. The good news is that offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon will have a full offseason to work with and develop his starter, unlike last season.

As for Franks, it looks like he’ll be sticking around the SEC; however, he won’t be in the same division as his former team, the Gators. The only way the Razorbacks and Florida would meet would be in the SEC Championship, which would be a highly unlikely matchup given the state of Arkansas football.

At this point, it’s difficult to spin this as a positive for Kansas football. The only real way would be to assume that next year’s starting QB would be back for another season or two, and therefore the Jayhawks would be building more for the future.

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Just when Kansas football fans thought they’d have something to celebrate, all they got was more disappointment. It’s another chapter in the ridiculousness of Jayhawk football, and the 2020s aren’t off to a great start. Here’s to another decade of foolish optimism.

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