The Gators are trying hard to land a top-rated quarterback for the Class of 2015 and on Thursday Florida sent two coaches to watch one of its top targets.
That quarterback is Deondre Francois (6-1, 192, Bradenton, FL IMG Academy) who had his spring game on Thursday but didn’t do as well as he thought he would.
“Coach [Kurt] Roper and Coach [Mike] Summers came by my spring game,” Francois said. “It went pretty good but I didn’t feel like I did too well in the game. I mean, I’m playing with a whole team of new players and it’s tough.”
Five schools have started recruiting Francois harder than the others and one team in particular has pulled back a little in their recruitment of Francois.
“Tennessee, LSU, Florida State, Auburn and Ohio State are recruiting me the hardest right now,” Francois said. “Florida is still recruiting me but not as hard as they were. Coach White and Coach Roper are still talking to me.”
Despite pulling back slightly, the Florida coaching staff has not stopped recruiting Francois entirely. They are, however, growing impatient with the prospect, according to him.
“Coach Muschamp and Coach Roper communicate with me very often,” Francois said. “They just tell me to keeping grinding and that they want me to commit but I tell them I’m not ready to do that. Coach Muschamp just says to stay in touch.”
Florida is not the only school starting to pressure Francois into a commitment but the quarterback is not moving his timetable for anyone.
“Florida and Ohio State are trying to get me to commit now but I’m not going too,” Francois said. “I don’t care what anyone says I’m going to take my time. I may commit at the Opening or I may wait longer I’m not sure.”
This summer three schools will receive visits from Francois but the instate Gators aren’t one of them.
“I’m going to visit Tennessee, Ohio State and Auburn this summer,” Francois said. “I may go out to Oregon but I’m not sure. I don’t need to go back to Florida because I’ve already been there for a visit.”