Feleipe Franks Believed To Be Eyeing Florida, Decommits From LSU

    Feleipe Franks, who is believed to be eyeing the Florida Gators, decommited from the LSU Tigers on Monday night.

    November 24, 2015

    Four-star quarterback Feleipe Franks has decommitted from LSU and is believed to be eyeing the Florida Gators.

    Les Miles, in his 11th season as LSU’s head coach, may be on his way out with the Tigers.

    Following LSU’s third straight loss of the season, multiple reports have pegged Miles as good as gone in Baton Rouge.

    It’s hard to imagine LSU could take a step up from Miles with whomever they’d choose to replace him. He has not only excelled in the win-loss column, but also on the recruiting trail, where building and sustaining a program begins.

    LSU’s class is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation for 2016 by Rivals and 247Sports. However, parting ways with Miles could put the haul in jeopardy. 

    One recruit who has already defected is 4-star quarterback Feleipe Franks, from Crawfordville, Fla. He announced his decommitment from LSU on Monday night via Twitter.

    Franks, who is ranked as the No. 5 pro-style QB and No. 37 overall player by 247Sports, had been committed to the Tigers since June 1, 2014, but a strong push from the Florida Gators had many believing he was reconsidering as of late. The uncertainty surrounding Miles’ job also likely helped lead Franks to his decision.

    With redshirt-freshman quarterback Will Grier suspended through the first six games of next season, and sophomore Treon Harris struggling to even be a game manager, McElwain could use another quarterback in this recruiting cycle, especially of Franks’ caliber. He already has a commitment from three-star quarterback Kyle Trask, from Manvel, Texas.

    In addition to Franks, LSU also has a commitment from five-star cornerback Savion Smith from Bradenton, Fla. Smith may ultimately choose to stay closer to home if LSU shows Miles the door. Both Florida and Florida State have been hot on his trail.

    Firing Miles may seem like the right move — to a microscopic percentage of the general population — but it could cost the Tigers a lot more in the long-run.

    For a program like the Florida Gators, LSU’s decision could help speed up the rebuilding process. 

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