With Florida State gaining Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson, it seemed like only a matter of time that one Seminole quarterback would feel the squeeze and look to transfer. Well, that seems to be the case as John Franklin looks to be out the door.
According to Franklin’s high school coach, Doug Gatewood, Franklin will look to explore other options and finish out his college career elsewhere.
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“He doesn’t know where yet,” Gatewood told the Sentinel via text message. “He is just looking for an opportunity.”
A rising sophomore, Franklin was considered the No. 2 quarterback this spring behind Sean Maguire, although the school did not release an official depth chart. Franklin missed the spring game with an injury while freshmen De’Andre Johnson and J.J. Cosentino played well in the scrimmage. FSU recently added Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson, who is expected to push for the starting job. Golson’s arrival could have been the tipping point for Franklin.
As a mobile quarterback, Franklin could potentially shine at a mid-major school.
Coming out of high school, Franklin was rated as a three-star dual-threat quarterback. According to 247sports.com, he had offers from Tennessee, Air Force, Bowling Green, Florida International, Georgia State, Navy, Samford and Temple. Franklin only appeared in two games for the Seminoles.