Deondre Francois gets first team reps with Florida State

The Florida State Seminoles return all 11 starters on the offensive side of the ball for the 2016 season, but that doesn’t mean they will have the same quarterback leading them. It looks like redshirt freshman Deondre Francois could be looking to make a move towards the starting job this year.

It was reported on Wednesday that Francois was seen leading the first team during the Seminoles’ practice, ahead of projected starter Sean Maguire. This could mean the young quarterback will be the starter over the senior or will split time with him at some point in the season.

Maguire has been recovering from an ankle injury he suffered in the Peach Bowl in late December, so that could have attributed to Francois sneaking into the first team role. However, Florida State has been high on the quarterback ever since he joined the team in 2015.

Francois was a four-star member of the team’s 2015 recruiting class and he was the third-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country. He certainly seems like a player that could make a big impact for the Seminoles very soon.

The Seminoles open the season on Sept. 5 against the Ole Miss Rebels in Orlando.

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