Jimbo Fisher has high praise for Deondre Francois after first scrimmage

The redshirt freshman is expected to start for the season opener against Ole Miss.

Florida State football is doing the best it can by adjusting to injuries, especially at the quarterback position. Last weekend it was announced that quarterback Sean Maguire needed a screw in his foot that would need surgery. That means that redshirt freshman Deondre Francois is taking over the position for the time being. On Wednesday, the football team had their first scrimmage of fall camp in Doak Campbell Stadium. Head coach Jimbo Fisher said via the Orlando Sentinel that Francois had an impressive outing. Below is an excerpt from The Sentinel's report.

Francois "had quite a few touchdown passes" and just one interception during the team's scrimmage inside Doak Campbell Stadium, Jimbo Fisher said on Wednesday.

"As a young quarterback as you get confidence, your presence increases and your command increases," Fisher said of Francois. "Those will continue to grow where he's at."

Francois' only interception, per Fisher, was on a "perfect decision" to the right option but overthrew his target slightly according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Francois as a recruit in was a four-star, and was the No. 3 ranked dual-threat quarterback for the class of 2014. He is expected to be the starter when FSU travels to Orlando, Fla. to take on Ole Miss on Sept. 5.