The Kansas Jayhawks are looking for their next quarterback to take over in 2020 and run new offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon’s system. And Florida Gators QB Feleipe Franks was in Lawrence this weekend to possibly be the next man up.
Franks is more than familiar with Les Miles, as he first committed to Miles in the summer of 2014 when he was the head coach at LSU. However he would eventually flip his commitment to Jim McElwain and the Gators.
But Franks announced on December 1st he would be leaving Florida and entering the transfer portal, writing on social media, “It has been my dream to play at the University of Florida. To play for a top program and contribute to winning games. I have been so fortunate to meet as many amazing people as I have while being here. Coaches, players, and fans as well. My heart will always be a part of the Gator family.”
Franks began the 2019 season as the starter for the Gators before a season-ending ankle injury in the third game of the year against Kentucky. In two years under now head coach Dan Mullen, Franks completed 61.5% of his passes for 3,155 yards with 29 touchdowns and nine interceptions, along with 131 carries for 428 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. He was replaced by Kyle Trask, who never looked back and led the Gators to a 10-2 record.
For what it’s worth, Franks recently started following Miles and Dearmon on Twitter as well. The Jayhawks are coming off a 3-9 season in the first year under Les Miles.
The favorites to be the next QB of the Jayhawks based on players currently on the roster are Thomas MacVittie and Miles Kendrick.
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