GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Gators might have missed on 5-star Jacob Eason Tuesday, but it was still a productive day on the quarterback recruiting front.
Top-100 overall prospect Feleipe Franks, the Gators’ top-rated commitment, signed his written offer of admissions with Florida for early enrollment. Jim McElwain announced the news on Twitter, as he did with McArthur Burnett and Kyle Trask.
— Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) December 16, 2015
The 6-foot-6, 219-pound Franks flipped from LSU to the Gators in late November after months of pursuit by McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. But that pledge soon came into question when Florida began entertaining Eason.
In an exclusive interview with SEC Country last week, Franks set the record straight on his recruitment and let it be known he was “not worried” about Eason. Franks reiterated that Friday and said he’s going to Florida with the mindset to start as a true freshman.
The only remaining prep early enrollee for Florida who’s yet to be announced is 4-star defensive end Jordan Smith, who committed to the Gators on Sunday.