Any Florida fans questioning Feleipe Franks’ loyalty need not concern themselves with such things, the Gator quarterback is locked in on playing football in the fall despite his recent selection in the Major League Baseball Draft.
If you missed the news, Franks was selected in the 31st round of the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft by the Boston Red Sox, with the 947th overall selection. This news came as a surprise as Franks does not play baseball for the Gators. He did, however, play in high school.
Following his selection by the Boston Red Sox, Franks issued the following comment via Florida’s official team page:
“I’m flattered that the Red Sox picked me this afternoon. However, I’m living out my dream being the quarterback of the Florida Gators. We’re all working extremely hard this offseason and I cannot wait to hit the field this fall.”
Franks was rated as the nation’s No. 500 overall baseball prospect by Perfect Game in the spring of 2016.