CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Friday, the Wakulla War Eagles came a 50 yard field goal short of sending the Class 5A State Championship game into overtime. The loss was a heartbreaker for quarterback and War Eagle kicker Feleipe Franks, but his career, far from over.
On Wednesday, Franks took the next step in his career, as he made things official with the University of Florida, where he will enroll in January to start competing for the starting quarterback spot.
Franks was a longtime LSU commit, but flipped in November, and said he's excited to play close to home and close to his brother, who plays at UCF.
Franks threw for over 2700 hundred yards and 35 touchdowns this season, compared to just two interceptions. He said Florida head coach Jim McElwain has been honest with the opportunities that await him.
"I like him how he's open minded about the position," he said Wednesday. "He really gives you a birds eye view of what you can come in and do. It's always going to be compeittion like he stresses. It's not like I'm going to come in and it's going to be handed to me, I could not get it, but I could get it. It's going to take hard work and competition, but I'm ready for that."
Franks added that he is excited to be apart of McElwain's prostyle offense.