Morris likens Florida QB to Boyd

During the week leading up to Clemson's win over Georgia, Chad Morris offered one of Florida's top quarterbacks in the class of 2015.

QB Deondre Francois Profile

The recipient of that offer was Olympia High School [Orlando] junior Deondre Francois. It was handed out on the Tuesday before Clemson's 38-35 win over Georgia.

"I found out during seventh period. My coach told me to call them. I called and they offered me on the phone," Francois recently told CUTigers.

Morris liked what he saw from Francois on tape.

"[Morris] likes my footwork and the way the ball spins out of my hand and that I remind of Tajh Boyd when he throws the ball, the way he runs the ball," Francois said. "He watched the film of the last game I had played and he offered me."

The Clemson offer joins Louisville, UNC and USF.

"It means a lot, because of all the hard work I've been putting in during the offseason. I've been waiting on this offer and I was really surprised. I didn't think I was going to get it," Francois said.

When asked what he knows about the Clemson program, Francois said, "I know they're one of the top ACC teams.

"They're beating up on the SEC teams. They have an explosive offense, a very, very good coaching staff."

In addition to his four offers, Ole Miss, Florida State and West Virginia are expressing interest.

"My favorites, right now, are Louisville, Clemson and West Virginia," he said.

That's in order.

"[Louisville] is on top because they were the first school to offer me, first of all," Francois said. "I like Charlie Strong and what he's done with the program. And I like the way they recruit…I like what they're doing with Teddy Bridgewater, how they get the ball out of his hand quick, the offensive concepts and the routes."

The only campus he's visited is USF. Francois hoped to make a trip to Clemson for the Georgia game, but the plans fell through.

As a sophomore, he passed for 1,789 yards, completing 135 of 230 passes with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Francois said he's currently 6-foot-2, 185 pounds.

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