Super Safety Now Looking at Florida

Super free safety prospect Jeff Francoeur is now looking at the Florida Gators. Last season, he led his high school to a state championship in football and baseball. In baseball, he hit .520 with 20 HRs and in football he recorded 15 interceptions.

Jeff Francoeur is one of the top defensive backs from the state of Georgia and he is starting to line things up in regards to recruiting. Thus far, he has scheduled visits to Notre Dame (10-20) and Clemson (11-3).

"Right now, I would say that Georgia Tech and Clemson are my two leaders," said Francoeur, "but I am also big on Ole Miss and Florida is coming on. I feel comfortable at Georgia Tech and Clemson. Florida is just Florida. That is how I also feel about Notre Dame. You just say 'wow", these schools are recruiting me. I love Coach Spurrier. He may be the greatest coach to play for right now."

In addition to Georgia Tech, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Florida, Francoeur also has his sights set on Mississippi State, North Carolina, and Vanderbilt, and according to him, they have all offered him a scholarship.

Francoeur, 6-4 and 205 pounds, plays free safety, cornerback and wide receiver for Lilburn (Ga.) Parkview. Most schools are recruiting him as a free safety. Last season as a junior, he led his team to the state championship and also intercepted 15 passes. As a sophomore, he picked off 6 passes. This season, they may be a little harder to come by. "We have played four games and I have had one ball thrown my way. It was last week and it was a fade pass that I knocked down. Teams are staying away from me and it has been frustrating. At the same time, I am taking the opponents best receiver out of the game."

Even though Ole Miss is playing away from home this weekend, Francoeur will spend some time on Friday and Saturday visiting some former teammates (now students) in Oxford.

Francoeur is also one of the nation's top baseball prospects. He also led Parkview to a state title in baseball this past season. Francoeur hit .520 with 20 home runs and 49 RBI playing centerfield. This summer he played on the Junior National Team that competed in the Pan Am games in Cuba. They lost to the host country in the finals. He hit .515 for the tournament.

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