LSU football recruiting profile: Feleipe Franks

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Sep 13, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron prior to a game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

What he brings to the table: 

Franks has the look of an elite quarterback. His 6-foot-5, 220 pound frame is the perfect quarterback canvas for LSU strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffitt to add bulk and strength to.

Franks has wowed scouts and coaches with his physical talents as well. He has soared up the Class of 2016 quarterback rankings, and earned his way to becoming the first quarterback invited to last week’s Elite 11 finals.

Franks has great arm strength and accuracy, especially on deep passes. As the son of an Army Reserves Master Sergeant, Franks has displayed leadership skills, while still possessing the ability to take direction and instruction from coaches.

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What makes him different than other quarterbacks on the roster:

Franks is listed as a dual-threat quarterback, but his running abilities will not be as much of a weapon as current LSU quarterback Brandon Harris’ running abilities are. Franks posted a 4.94 40-yard dash recently at The Opening Finals NIKE Football Combine. Harris, on the other hand, recorded a 4.64 40-yard dash coming out of high school.

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While Franks’ does not posses top-notch speed, he is rather adept at scrambling to create passing opportunities when a play breaks down. His quick feet and vision allow him to move around the pocket while looking for second and third options downfield. This is a valuable asset that many college quarterbacks do not possess, especially not before stepping on campus.

His tendency to keep his head up and look off his first receiver is another exceptional quarterback trait that Franks has displayed throughout his high school career.

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