Apr 7, 2017; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) warms up prior to the orange and blue debut at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Feleipe Franks Has An Edge in Quarterback Competition

Redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks made a big impression at his second go as the quarterback in the annual Orange & Blue Spring Debut. Franks went 8-for-14 for 119 yards and a touchdown. Overall, his impressive performance was what coaches and teammates wanted to see but it was his first drive that spoke the loudest. Franks threw a 46-yard pass to sophomore receiver Josh Hammond that led to a touchdown, taking an early lead in the game.
Nov 12, 2016; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) works out prior to the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After a solid performance, head coach, Jim McElwain says Franks is ahead of the others in the ongoing quarterback battle. Also, his teammates were very supportive of the progress that have seen in Franks. Cornerback, Chauncey Gardner says Franks has improved and that he did a great job in the game.

This Year vs. Last Year

Looking towards the spring, Franks believes there is always something to improve on and plans on working towards getting better and sharper in the position. Franks also commented on his relationship with the other quarterback fighting for the same starting spot. He says that they all work together to help everyone be the best and will continue to do so.

Kyle Trask

Kyle Trask is right behind Franks in the QB battle. He finished 6 of 16 for 66-yards and an interception against the first-team defense. Trask says that even though he is aware that Franks is leading the competition, all he can do is focus on controlling the controllable and keep grinding. These two, as well as the entire team, will now spend these next 5 months learning from their mistakes and really honing in on their skills in each position.

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