Feleipe Franks: Florida Gators Class of 2016 signee

Feleipe Franks

School:  Wakulla

Hometown: Crawfordville, FL

Height: 6-6

Weight: 214

Position:  Quarterback

Rivals Ranking: 4-star

Recruited by:  Doug Nussmeier

Notable: Franks was an Army All-American this year. Franks comes into Gainesville with a long list of accolades next to his name. He partcipated in the 2016 US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas; the 2015 Elite 11 Finalist (was on the final squad of eleven and was the first invited to the competition); Nike’s The Opening 2015 in Beaverton, Oregon and was named Class 5A Second Team All-State as both a junior and senior. During his senior season, Franks threw for 2766 yards with 35 touchdowns; also had 28 carries for 245 yards and four touchdowns and addition to being the kicker for all kickoffs and field goals, along with most extra points and punts; made 90% (43-47) of his extra points and four of seven field goals, including a long of 47 yards, his longest punt was 68 yards and 44 of his 74 kickoffs were touchbacks.

Quotable: “Nothing really sealed the deal but I just put a lot of time and thought into my decision,” Franks said on his decision to go to Florida. “It’s close to home, it’s close to where my brother plays football. It’s a really good fit for me, there are a lot of good colleges that fit me, but everything just fit me at Florida. Family wise and everything.”

Kassidy Hill
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