Wakulla's Franks Commits to LSU

By: Jason Hurst Email
By: Jason Hurst Email
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North Florida, South Georgia continues to prove they are talent rich with Division One athletes.

LSU gets the memo, came right in and swooped up one of our local guys.

Wakulla quarterback Feleipe Franks committed to the Bayou Bengals over the weekend.

The 6'5" QB isn't headed to Baton Rouge to play just football, baseball is in the plans too.

"It was a hard decision, I got down to my top three, which were Florida State, the tigers, and Georgia. And going up to LSU and visiting the baseball coach and them telling me I can do both," Franks said.

The rising junior threw 18 TD's compared to 6 INT's last fall. Over on the diamond he batted .296 with a 3.50 ERA.

"Coach Miles is a great guy. My parents love him and I also love him too. Coach Miles in on board, him and Coach Manarie work together they said and they have a great relationship so it should work out great," Franks said.

So how does LSU plan on using him?

"Coach Cameron and I were actually talking about that how they build the offense around the quarterback and things like that. He said they're going to take be 50/50 under gun and under center so I mean I think it's going to fit me really good," Franks said.

He's headed to the SEC, not following older brother Jordan to UCF. They may not be future teammates, but the younger Franks made sure his biggest fan was by his side when it was time to make the decision.

"It was a family decision, absolutely. So we were sitting in the hotel room at LSU talking about it and my brother is only going to be here a couple more weeks and he's not going to see the opportunity for me to commit anywhere. So having him right there and to commit to LSU it was perfect timing to commit there right now," Franks said,

Feleipe said there is no chance he waivers on his decision to attend LSU.


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