Franks announces his transfer to Arkansas

Formere Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks. [Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun]

 Former starting Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is going to end his college career in the SEC. Franks announced on his Instagram account Monday that he is transferring to Arkansas.

 Franks is expected to enroll immediately and compete for the starting role in the spring.

 Franks entered the NCAA transfer portal in December, saying he would either transfer to another school for his final year of eligibility or enter the NFL draft.

 In 2018, Franks threw for 2,457 yards and 24 touchdowns, with only six interceptions, in leading the Gators to a 10-3 record and a victory over Michigan in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, a New Year’s Six bowl game.

 He was the unquestioned starter heading into the 2019 season, but his year came to an end in the third game against Kentucky when he sustained a dislocated ankle, along with a fracture.

 He was replaced by Kyle Trask, who ended up throwing for 2,941 yards and 25 touchdowns and leading the Gators to an 11-2 final record and No. 6 national ranking.

 The Gators will have three scholarship quarterbacks in the spring — Trask, redshirt sophomore Emory Jones, who is expected to see his role expand in 2020, and true freshman Anthony Richardson, the former Eastside High standout and four-star prospect who is an early enrollee.


  1. Interesting choice for Franks as he’ll end up in an offense similar to UGA’s, with run first priority. That offense will not expect him to carry the team.

    He considered playing for the Hat in Kansas for a while. I guess playing against all those high flying offenses in the Big 12 was not a good fit for him. He’d be expected to put up video game passing numbers and that has never been his style.

    Good luck Feleipe! Hope you find success in Arkansas.