Florida football: Feleipe Franks visits Kansas, report says

Former Florida football quarterback Feleipe Franks is looking for the next stop in his collegiate career and Kansas could be it.

A week ago, we wrote about the prospect of former Florida football quarterback Feleipe Franks heading to the Midwest.

Well, according to reports, Franks spent part of this weekend in Lawrence, Kansas at the University of Kansas.

Franks announced on Instagram his intention to leave Florida football by way of either the 2020 NFL Draft or the transfer portal. Since it’s more likely Franks stays another season in college. We suggested Kansas would be a good place for him to go.

The Lawrence Journal-World reported Franks arrived at KU on Saturday to check out the facilities and talk with coaches.

The Jayhawks are looking for a new quarterback next season after Carter Stanley graduates. So, you have a hole that the former Florida football quarterback can fill with relative ease.

The Jayhawks use a “run and gun” style of offense under new offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon. He was promoted to the role after KU head football coach Les Miles dismissed Les Koenning following a beat-down at the hands of Oklahoma.

Kansas responded with a 569-yard offensive performance at Texas in a loss.

Now, Franks and Miles have history as Franks committed to Miles when he was the coach at LSU, before backing out and heading to play for Florida football. It could be a good connection there between Franks and Miles.

Franks would still be in Power 5 football with the Jayhawks in the Big 12. He could also help engineer a complete turnaround as Kansas won just three games in Miles’ first season. I don’t expect that to be the norm for Miles or the Jayhawks and I think Franks could be an integral part of that resurgence.

He would have a very competent running back in Pooka Williams back — Williams was named to the All-Big 12 first team recently. In addition, leading receiver Andrew Parchment will return for his senior season after catching 65 passes for 831 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

Fellow receiver Kwamie Lassiter II will also be back for his senior season. Lassiter was Kansas’ third-leading receiver with 34 receptions for 352 yards and a touchdown.

As for Florida football, the Gators are set as Kyle Trask will return and back-up quarterback Emory Jones will also be in the mix for more snaps next season under Dan Mullen.

Next: Just who is Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall?

No. 6 Florida football will take on No. 24 Virginia in the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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