SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will serve as Feleipe Franks’ final stop before he heads to Florida as an early enrollee later this month.
SEC Country caught up with the four-star quarterback from Crawfordville, Fla., to recap his official visit to Florida on Dec. 11, his conversations with offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and his thoughts on Will Grier’s decision to transfer.
On competing with some of the top prospects in the country
“Man, it’s fun. Top competition. It’s really a stepping stone for college. It’s definitely fun getting to know these people and getting to know them outside of football.”
On his recent official visit to Florida
“It was fun. I got to know a lot of people. I got to get to know a lot of players I hadn’t known before because I recently committed there. I’m definitely getting to know people and that’s what I kind of looked forward to getting there. Meeting new people, getting to know the coaches a little bit better and getting to the playbook.”
On his conversations with offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier
“I definitely had a chance to talk to him about some things. Kind of what I’m going to do right when I get there.”
On the possibility of playing sooner rather than later
“I can’t speak for them, so, I don’t know what they’re doing. But I can speak for me — I’m definitely going to go over there to compete. That’s on my end.”
On interacting with fellow quarterback recruit Kyle Trask
“Yeah, I hung out with him. I didn’t necessarily sit there and have a 10-minute conversation with him. I definitely saw him and got the chance to say, ‘Hey,’ so that was cool.”
On his thoughts of Will Grier’s decision to transfer
“It doesn’t matter to me. It’s his and his family’s decision. It has nothing to do with me. I didn’t really have a reaction. It’s a family decision, he made it. It doesn’t affect me one way or another.”
On recruiting potential prospects at the U.S. Army All-American Game
“Not that I know of, man. Honestly, we come out here and have fun and things like that. For all of us, this is our last high school football game. We’re definitely trying to come out here and get a win more than just playing around. It’s been fun, but it’s been business, too.”