Florida State confirms its starting quarterback after Francois injury Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles hold his left leg after being injured in the fourth quarter of their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Florida State fans are likely still reeling from the devastating news that Deondre Francois will be out for the season after tearing his patellar tendon in the 24-7 loss to Alabama. However, there is a silver lining in the clouds as they now know who will be his replacement at quarterback.

Blackman is a true freshman this season who was ranked as a four-star dual threat QB in the 2017 recruiting cycle. He’s a 6-foot-5, 185-pound player who probably could have used a redshirt season to bulk up, but it looks like he will be getting thrown into the fire pretty early. He will have a chance to warm up against Louisiana-Monroe before facing Miami the next week. He beat out junior J.J. Cosentino who saw action in two games last year and fellow freshman Bailey Hockman.

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