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LSU could be losing top recruit to an SEC rival after QB announces decommitment

Crawfordville (Fla.) four-star quarterback Feleipe Franks announced his decommitment from No. 15 LSU (7-3, 4-3) via Twitter Monday night.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound dual threat has visited No. 8 Florida during each of its last two home games and plans on being in attendance for a third in a row, when the Gators (10-1, 7-1 SEC) host No. 14 Florida State this Saturday, according to 247Sports.com’s Luke Stampini.

Franks is ranked the No. 5 pro-style QB and No. 45 overall recruit in the class of 2016, according to 247Sports.com. The Florida native has 20 scholarship offers and it now appears the Gators are firmly in the driver’s seat for his commitment.

Once deemed LSU’s (7-3, 4-3 SEC) quarterback of the future, 247Sports’ Crystal Ball gives Florida the edge over LSU to land Franks, with a 56 percent chance for the Gators and only a 25 percent chance for the Tigers.

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