Florida Gators commit Feleipe Franks made waves when he took to Twitter to decommit from LSU, and subsequently to commit to the Gators. But less than 48 hours after Franks committed to Florida, news broke of the Gators hosting fellow top-tier quarterback Jacob Eason — something Franks said was "not good" shortly afterward, fueling rumors that he might reopen his recruitment yet again, or flip back to LSU, should Florida continue pursuing Eason.
Franks walked back those comments over the course of the last week, though. And on Friday, after a valiant effort for his Wakulla High School War Eagles in a 37-34 loss to Bishop Moore in the FHSAA Class 5A state title game — in which he evaded defenders to make one heck of a play, and missed a 50-yard field goal wide left as time expired — Franks gave about as definitive of a public affirmation that he's a Florida Gator now and for good as a Gators fan could want.
Additionally, despite hopes by LSU that Franks would make one final visit to Baton Rouge, he's going to be in Gainesville this weekend.
Franks, Eason, and Florida commit Kyle Trask are all planning to be early enrollees at their schools of choice. Any or all of them who end up at Florida could insert themselves into the mix at quarterback during the Gators' spring practices, given Treon Harris's sputtering finish to the 2015 season and the six games of his year-long NCAA-mandated suspension Will Grier will have to serve in the fall.
We'll have a fuller recap of state title game action from Friday, featuring Franks and 2017 Florida commit Jake Allen — whose St. Thomas Aquinas team plays Viera and Florida target Tre Nixon in the 7A state final — on Saturday.