FSU coach Willie Taggart spoke about the early signing period class.
Wayne McGahee III, Tallahassee Democrat
Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois remains a member of the football team heading into the spring semester per a University spokesperson.
Francois, a rising redshirt senior, was contemplating leaving the FSU program in December according to coach Willie Taggart.
Whether that meant he was contemplating entering his name into the NFL draft or becoming a grad transfer is unknown.
“I know he’s weighing his options in regard to that,” Taggart said at his early signing period press conference in December.
“But we’re going to support Deondre whatever he decides to do. But that’s where we’re at with that.”
Francois has enrolled in classes this semester according to a report by Noles247.
He could still elect to grad transfer following the spring semester. Central Florida was considered one of the primary options for the Orlando native.
Francois started 11 of FSU’s 12 games this season and has started 25 games over the past three years. The 13 games he did not start were due to injury.
He missed the final 12 games of the 2017 season with a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. He was also limited in spring practice and wasn’t a full participant in the fall.
Despite that, Francois was able to beat out James Blackman and Bailey Hockman for the starting job during fall camp.
He threw for 2,731 yards with 15 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions while completing 57.3 percent of his passes.
Francois had his four worst games of the season over his final four starts in 2017. He completed just 48.3 percent of his passes for 872 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions against National Champion Clemson, College Football Playoff participant Notre Dame, Boston College, and No. 7 Florida.
He’s completed 58 percent of his passes for 6,291 yards with 36 touchdowns and 21 interceptions during his FSU career. He’s also added eight rushing touchdowns.
Francois will be competing for the starting job with Blackman this spring. Transfer quarterback Jordan Travis will also be participating in spring practice, but he’s expected to have to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules.
FSU will also look to add at more than one new quarterback to the room, whether that means two high school recruits or a high school recruit and a graduate transfer remains to be seen.