Francois takes 1st college visit

One of Florida’s top quarterback targets for the recruiting class of 2015 was on campus Saturday for junior day. Deondre Francois (6-0, 182, Orlando, FL Olympia) came to Gainesville for the campus tour and a chance to talk to the coaches on a personal basis about how he might fit in with an offensive scheme that will be changing under new coordinator Kurt Roper.

“Junior day went well,” Francois said. “I went to the basketball and also got to see the facilities and tour the campus. I got to get a feel of the university itself and then I got to meet the coaches that I didn’t already know. Overall it was a good day.”

During his time on campus Francois had a chance to learn more about the offense moving forward.

“I was able to talk with Coach Roper a lot,” Francois said. “He was telling me that he was excited about me and that I fit the offense really well at Florida. We were really just spending time trying to get to know each other more.”

Also during junior day Francois was able to sit down with head coach Will Muschamp for a very personal meeting in which the conversation extended beyond football.

“Coach Muschamp was just talking to me about my grades and recent offers,” Francois said. “He had asked which schools I wanted to visit and that I had a solid offer from Florida and he wanted me at Florida.”

This was the first ever campus visit for Francois and it was good enough that it will raise the level of expectations moving forward.

“This was my first time every visiting a college,” Francois said. “It was exciting and I really like everything that I seen. Florida set the bar really high for me.”

Francois holds a handful of top offers already but Francois says he doesn’t have any schools standing out. However,  if he had to choose the Gators would be the top.

“Right now I don’t have a top or leaderboard,” Francois said. “If I had to choose a top it would be Florida though. They made a really good impression on me during junior day.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.