Quarterback attrition at LSU helps Tigers land huge 2016 signal-caller


Zach Mettenberger has graduated, Stephen Rivers and Hayden Rettig have transferred. Only two scholarship quarterbacks remain on LSU’s roster and it doesn’t appear the Tigers have an obvious answer in the 2015 class.

That made the 2016 class very, very important for LSU to find a stud quarterback, and the Tigers did exactly that over the weekend when they lured one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks, Feleipe Franks, out of Florida State’s backyard and onto their commitment list.

Franks is a 6-foot-5, 205-pound junior to be who is rated the No. 3 dual-threat QB in the nation and the No. 54 overall prospect in the 2016 class. He hails from Wakulla High School, which is just south of Tallahassee (Fla.).

“He really has all the tools and just about everybody has come through here to see him,” Wakulla coach Scott Klees told Saturday Down South. “He’s just a really good kid and one of the best we’ve had come through here in awhile.”

Since the evaluation period opened up in mid April, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and LSU were just a few of the SEC schools that came through to see Franks. He also picked up an offer from Tennessee a few weeks ago.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.



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