Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Deondre Francois might start in FSU’s Ole Miss opener in hometown

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Haiti Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, US (sentinel.ht) – When Florida State opens the season against Ole Miss on September 5, it looks like Deondre Francois, a redshirt freshman, may be taking the first snap for the famed Noles.

Head Coach Jimbo Fisher has not officially named a starting quarterback yet. But due to a preseason foot injury to starting QB Sean Maguire, it would be an unforeseen development that would make Francois not the teams callup for the match up at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.

It’s a chance of a lifetime for Francois. Orlando is his hometown too. He attended Olympia High School. He hopes to take advantage of the opportunity if it arises.

“I love football,” Francois said. “I live it, breathe it and eat it. I strive to be great. Football will give me an opportunity to take care of my family.”

While Fisher knows the challenges of bringing along a new starting quarterback, he has high hopes for Francois because of his approach.

“Some guys play the sport, and some guys love it,” Fisher said. “[Francois is] a guy that likes the why’s of the game. He likes to understand it, and be around it.”

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