Dual-threat quarterback Feleipe Franks has committed to LSU for the 2016 class, according to multiple recruiting sites.
Franks is a four-star prospect and the No. 3 ranked dual-threat QB in the nation, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite ratings. He has scholarship offers from Florida, Florida State, Alabama and Miami, among others.
Franks, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound rising junior from Crawfordville, Fla., took an unofficial visit to LSU in April and was offered a scholarship during the trip, 24/7 Sports reported. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron visited Franks two days ago, according to the site.
Franks also has committed to the LSU baseball team, according to a message he posted on Twitter.
Franks threw for 1,842 yards and had 18 touchdowns and six interceptions as a sophomore last season at Wakulla High. He completed 102 of 188 pass attempts, according to statistics posted by the school on maxpreps.com. He threw for 523 yards and six scores, with one interception, as a freshman.
Franks is the second commit of the 2016 recruiting class for LSU, joining four-star Donaldsonville receiver Stephen Sullivan.
Franks committed a day after LSU lost reserve quarterback Hayden Rettig. Rettig became the second LSU quarterback in the past few months to transfer from the program, joining Stephen Rivers.
Rettig’s departure leaves LSU’s QB depth thin. Sophomore Anthony Jennings and freshman Brandon Harris are expected to compete this fall for the starting quarterback job. Behind the two is a group of three walk-on quarterbacks. LSU does not have a QB committed for the 2015 class.
Franks’ commitment also came a day after Catholic High running back Derrius Guice gave his verbal pledge to LSU. Guice has been reinstated to the Catholic football team, coach Dale Weiner told The Advocate. He had been suspended.
Jevonte Domond could arrive at LSU earlier than expected.
Domond, a junior-college offensive tackle from Arizona, has signed his scholarship papers, he confirmed Sunday. He’s working toward getting eligible for this season, something that’s expected to happen.
Domond, originally a commit to the 2015 class, will count toward LSU’s 2014 recruiting class, giving the Tigers 24 signees in the group — one below the maximum.
Domond said a few weeks ago that he was set to graduate from Glendale (Arizona) Community College this summer and that LSU was working to assure him a scholarship for the 2014 class.
The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder committed to the Tigers on May 19 and was planning to enroll in January. He’s a four-star rated prospect and is listed as the No. 1 junior-college player in Arizona and the 10th-best junior college offensive tackle in the nation, according to 24/7.
Domond boosts what was a thin position group in the 2014 signing class. LSU signed just two offensive linemen in the 2014 class and no offensive tackles.