By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
January 9, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has announced he is returning to FSU instead of pursuing a transfer or the NFL.
Francois made the announcement on social media, saying:
"After thoughtful conversations with God and the people closest to me, I have decided to return to Florida State University. While my dream is play in the NFL, at this time I feel there are areas both within my game and within my life I need to improve upon to succeed at the next level. I don’t take for granted the privilege that is to where the Garnet and Gold. I love Florida State, my brothers and [know] I have so much more to offer. I intend to become the leader my teammates need me to be because we have some unfinished business to take care of. I am thankful for and humbled by the support of the Florida State family and the fans who stood by us during this tough season, but I also understand the standard to which this program is held and the work it requires to meet that standard. It’s time to go to work.”
Deondre Francois makes his return to FSU official on Instagram: pic.twitter.com/UzNqmCpIpl— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) January 9, 2019
On Tuesday, it was reported by news outlets that Francois was still with the Noles and was enrolled in classes for the spring semester.
Francois played in 11 games for FSU last year, throwing for 2,731 yards and completed 57.3 percent of his passes (227-for-396) for 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.