Junior quarterback Feleipe Franks has officially transferred from Florida to Arkansas football. Here are three reasons it works for the Razorbacks.
The transfer portal has not lacked for interest. This move is no different. Former Florida quarterback and redshirt senior Feleipe Franks has made his intentions known. He’s joining first-year head coach Sam Pittman at Arkansas.
Franks comes to Fayetteville with his share of fans and detractors. There’s no doubt he’s been a polarizing player since he walked on the campus of Gainesville.
Franks, a four-star recruit, checks all the boxes. He’s 6-6 with a howitzer for a right arm, and he’s athletic. However, he was raw as a passer and his understanding of the nuances of the position. There was definitely some development needed in Franks’ game. When Dan Mullen arrived at Florida, you began to see the seeds of development sown in Franks. He had a good year as a redshirt sophomore throwing 24 touchdowns against six interceptions.
This season started out with promise. He had a good spring and an even better summer. Early in the season, Franks’ completion percentage and yards per completion were on pace to improve from the previous season. Then a gruesome ankle injury and a solid year from the unsung Kyle Trask and young study Emory Jones lurking and the writing was on the wall for Franks.
Feleipe Franks’ final season will not take place on the turf of the Swamp rather it will take place in Fayetteville as Pittman attempts to rebuild the Razorbacks. Will Franks work out at Arkansas? Time will tell, but here are three reasons why it just might work.