Feleipe Franks’ mother is 5 feet 11 inches tall.
His dad is 6-4 and so is his brother.
Franks has topped them all – and he’s still growing.
The 6-foot-6 quarterback prospect has one goal this summer: add pounds to that towering frame. How so?
“Eating a lot,” he said.
Franks committed to LSU two weeks ago for the 2016 class. The four-star Florida native – he’s from just south of Tallahassee – is ranked as the No. 2 dual-threat QB in the nation, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
He committed to the Tigers over a host of offers from Florida, Florida State, Alabama and Miami among others. Franks chose the Tigers because of the coaching staff, he said.
“Coach (Les) Miles is a funny guy,” Franks said. “It felt like home.”
While listed as a dual-threat QB, Franks considers himself a pro-style passer. He rarely leaves the pocket but has the mobility to do it.
Franks has a shot to pitch for the LSU baseball team. LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri and Miles agreed that Franks could play both sports, Franks said.
He’ll attend an LSU football camp and baseball camp in July and does plan to play both sports when he arrives in Baton Rouge in two years.
“It’s a good feeling,” he said.
Franks can make his verbal commitment binding on national signing day in February 2016. Franks says he’s solid to LSU, but he plans to take all of his official visits.
Franks’ father played baseball at McNeese State, and his brother, Jordan, is a freshman receiver at Central Florida.
Feleipe and Jordan hooked up on the football field at Wakulla High last season in Feleipe’s first full year as the starting quarterback. He threw for 1,842 yards and had 18 touchdowns and six interceptions as a sophomore.
Franks expects to arrive at LSU and immediately compete for a championship. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto recruited him with that in mind.
“They want to win a national championship in four years,” Franks said. “That’s their expectations, try to lead your team to a national championship. That’s my mindset.”
McMillan plans redshirt
LSU’s newest commitment expects to redshirt next year.
Justin McMillan, a three-star dual-threat quarterback prospect from Texas, says he is “definitely redshirting” in 2015, and he might enroll early in January.
McMillan gave his verbal commitment to the Tigers last week, becoming the first and possibly only QB in a 2015 class ranked No. 9 currently in 24/7 Sports’ composite team rankings.
“It’s been kind of hectic. A lot of people talking to me,” McMillan said of the reaction to his commitment. “I’m trying to prepare myself for college.”
McMillan will graduate early from Cedar Hill High in Cedar Hill, Texas, but he’s unsure if he’ll enroll at LSU in January.
McMillan, with offers from Arkansas State and UNLV, does not plan to visit other schools.
“I’m LSU now,” he said.