Francis to make decision this week

Tallahassee Godby quarterback Emanuel Francis will receive a visit from the U of L coaching staff this week

Tallahassee Godby quarterback Emanuel Francis spent the weekend making an official visit with Louisville and the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder said that he's ready to commit to the Cardinals this week.

"It went great," he said of his visit. "I talked about my grades with the head coach and what I need to do. I'll probably commit to Louisville this week and I'll sign on signing day."

Francis, who is just shy of becoming academically eligible, told InsideTheVille.com that he'll likely end up at Louisville even if he comes up short.

"If I don't make it I'll have to go to prep school until January and then come in, but if I do make it I'll come in with everyone else," he said.

The athletic quarterback said that the opportunity to study the Cardinal offense behind Brian Brohm is also playing a role in his decision.

"I want to learn from Brian Brohm," he explained. "He's one of the best in the country, so I want him to stay around, so I can learn from him for a couple years."

A member of the Cardinal coaching staff will visit Francis this week to follow up with his academic standing, which may lead to a decision from the signal-caller.

"Coach is coming down sometime this week to visit, so I could commit for sure then," he said.

Francis said that while he is heavily leaning towards Louisville that he has received recent interest from Arkansas, Arkansas State and LSU.

As a senior, Francis threw for more then 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns, while also rushing for an additional 400 plus yards.


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