Saturday, December 14, 2019

Former Florida QB Feleipe Franks visits KU football

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


As Les Miles and the Kansas football coaching staff look to figure out who will be the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback in 2020, the staff welcomed a former SEC starter to campus this weekend.

A potential graduate transfer who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal recently, former Florida QB Feleipe Franks arrived in Lawrence Saturday to check out KU, according to recruiting sites Jayhawk Slant and, and confirmed by the Journal-World.

Franks played in 28 games for the Gators over the course of the past three seasons, before dislocating his ankle this past September.

Franks announced on Dec. 1 he planned to leave Florida and explore his options, which included looking into entering the NFL Draft or moving on to another program as a graduate transfer.

As a Gators QB, Franks completed 367 of 622 his passes, for 4,593 yards, 38 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

Per Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant, the following recruits also visited KU this weekend, ahead of the early December signing period (Wednesday through Friday):

• Johnquai Lewis: Uncommitted 3-star cornerback, from Hialeah, Fla.

• Daniel Hishaw: 2-star athlete from Moore, Okla., who committed to KU in July.

• Deuce Mayberry: 3-star defensive back from Owasso, Okla., who committed to KU in June.

• Alonso Person: 3-star linebacker from Harbor City, Calif., who committed to KU in August.


Brett McCabe 1 year, 4 months ago

I wonder if we’ll be talking to Jett Duffey from TTU? Tons of Big 12 experience and a connection with Jones. Seems like a really natural fit.

Michael Maris 1 year, 4 months ago

Brent Dearmon tweeted (or Instagrammed) earlier this week that had a secret. I am hoping it's a recently de-committed QB who would come in as a true freshman QB. But, maybe it's about the same subject as this story is written about.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 4 months ago

Is 60% comp and 2:1 TD:INT going to be beneficial to the team? I seem to recall a former coach that brought in a couple QBs that had failed at power schools and did little more for us.

Robert Brock 1 year, 4 months ago

Weis’ QB transfers had no history of success. Franks has. It would be a good move to take him if he would be willing to transfer to one of the absolute worst football programs - and one that currently shows no sign of having a QB to play in 2020.

Jeff Coffman 1 year, 4 months ago

Two quick comments on QBs. 1) every coach has brought in their QB, Weis did it twice, only Les realized what was on the roster was better than the transfer. 2) Only Les selected his QB and went with him the entire year.

Chris Bailey 1 year, 4 months ago

Absolutely. And Miles being able to admit his guy wasn't the guy is the difference between a bad coach and a great coach! Weis is an OC and not a HC. He can't handle the day to day with the team.

Joe Baker 1 year, 4 months ago

We need more 2-3 star recruits to be competitive in the B12. That seems to be the trend. Wait, OU has been in the top 10 with 4-5 star recruits? NVM...Those 4-5 star recruits are not breaking down the doors to KU. Hell, OU has 2-3 string QBs that would start at KU. If I were a 3 string QB at a power program, I’d go where I could start first day. We can DREAM ON. OU benched the #1 ranked QB recruit in the nation, Spencer Rattler. He’s the #3 QB on their roster.

Joe Baker 1 year, 4 months ago

Franks has been injured? Big injury risk. But we are desperate. Bring him on, why not?

Dirk Medema 1 year, 4 months ago

Revisionist historians are interesting. Heaps set records at BYU - known for great QBs. Crist’s numbers for one season are proportional to Frank’s numbers for 2. Dayne’s career was ultimately derailed by a leg injury. Feleipe also sustained a season ending leg injury. Hopefully he recovers well and has another successful season, but to not see similarities is part ostrich.

Brett McCabe 1 year, 4 months ago

Dirk, how about revisionist posting. You said they both failed and then said one set records and the other one got injured. That doesn’t sound like failure to me.

The only questions Miles needs to answer are: Is he better than what you’ve got? Will adding him hurt the long term growth of the program?

Miles gets paid millions to answer correctly.

Robert Brock 1 year, 4 months ago

Franks battled it out in the SEC. He would be worth adding to a frail squad.

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