Florida football: Feleipe Franks commits to Arkansas

The wait is finally over for a former Florida football quarterback as he has decided where to take his talents next season.

After three years at the helm of the Florida football offense, Feleipe Franks is staying in the Southeastern Conference.

Franks announced on his Instagram account his intentions to transfer to Arkansas to play for the Razorbacks next season.

He will become immediately eligible for first-year head coach Sam Pittman and plans to enroll in classes this month, according to CBS Sports.

Franks chose Arkansas over Kansas and the former head coach who recruited him out of high school, Les Miles.


The former Florida football quarterback will play for Pittman, who came to Fayetteville after serving as an offensive line coach at Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky.

Franks (6-feet-6, 238 pounds) seemed impressed with Pittman, his staff and the surroundings at Arkansas.

“Just how genuine everybody is,” Franks said in a brief interview with HawgSports before his flight out. “I think that’s something that’s really good and something you don’t get much of nowadays, but that was the best part.”

Presently, Arkansas has three scholarship quarterbacks on its roster — Jack LindseyJohn Stephen Jones and KJ Jefferson.

The Razorbacks lost out on former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King — who plans to attend Miami, according to report.

Franks has been out of commission since an ankle injury against Kentucky in the third game of the 2019 season. Prior to that, he started for Florida football in 2018 and threw for 2,457 yards and 24 touchdowns with a 58.4% completion rate.

In the first three games of this season, Franks had 698 yards passing with five touchdowns and three interceptions.

His injury gave way for redshirt junior Kyle Trask to assume the quarterback duties. Trask led Florida football to a Capital One Orange Bowl victory over Virginia on Dec. 30 in Miami.

Franks announced his intention to leave Florida football on Dec. 1, via his Instagram account.

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The Gators do not have Arkansas on its schedule for the 2020 season. The only way they would play each other is if they meet in the SEC title game.

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