Feleipe Franks, a Florida Gators quarterback commit, definitely seems to be unhappy with fellow five star Jacob Eason’s visit to Gainesville. The two slingers are highly touted and expected to make an impact on their future teams. Eason, a Georgia commit, is currently re-exploring his options after Mark Richt was let go by Georgia this past Sunday. Eason visited the University of Florida on Tuesday, and Franks is displeased that the Gators are approaching another quarterback of similar caliber.
Franks told SEC Country earlier this week that the developing situation with Jacob Eason is “not good”.
Franks decommitted from LSU on November 23rd, and announced he planned to take his talents to Gainesville a week later. Well, in a short time, a commitment is again in jeopardy. LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron are to visit Franks in his home to sway him back to Baton Rouge, and frankly it may work out. It is rare that one recruit would come out and voice a negative opinion on another before the situation fully develops. We will see how LSU and Florida will continue to battle for his services.
However, it is not certain that Florida will be the home for Eason. He desires a pro-style offense and under offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, Florida runs a spread offense. It could be quite difficult to convince him to change his desired style while other offers are available with teams that run it.
Another factor that could steer Eason in another direction is former Georgia coach Mark Richt. Earlier today, it was reported by Peter Ariz that Richt had accepted the head coaching job at Miami. A big part of Eason’s commitment to Georgia was his bond with Richt, and there have been numerous people who believe that Eason could follow Richt to his next school. Richt’s desire to work more hands-on with quarterbacks and his great bond with Eason and his family may lead to him steering in a different direction than Florida.
Thus, before Franks overreacts to the news, he may need to understand that Eason is simply taking a visit, and that he could end up at Georgia or another college. In that case, Franks would still be the main guy.
This is definitely an interesting development to follow as it transpires. Both Eason and Franks plan to enroll in their respected schools of choice in January.
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