Francois in touch with the Irish

Four-star quarterback Deondre Francois of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy is prepping to make his second cut of schools. Notre Dame hasn't offered...yet, but after speaking with Irish recruiting coordinator Tony Alford, Francois has a feeling that could soon change.

The first quarterback Notre Dame offered after the staff went back to the drawing board was four-star quarterback Travis Waller of Anaheim (Calif.) Servite.

Could four-star Deondre Francois of Brandenton (Fla.) IMG Academy be the second?

"I talked with Coach Tony Alford last night," Francois said. "He said that he really liked my film and that he wished that he had started recruiting me earlier. He thinks that I'd fit in really well in Notre Dame's offense and thinks Notre Dame could develop me really well."

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound quarterback says the interest is mutual.

"Notre Dame is a really good school," Francois said. "There's a ton of history there, and they have a really good coaching staff. They also have a track record of developing good quarterbacks, and the one they have there now is doing big things."

Francois has a top six of Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oregon, and Tennessee. He plans to cut is list to five "very soon."

However, Notre Dame could make its way into that group.

"Yeah, I would consider adding them in there," Francois said. "I could visit, too. I know I'm visiting Auburn and Tennessee this summer."

Francois plans on making a final decision before the start of his senior year. A decision at The Opening in July is even possible.

"I don't know for sure, but I will probably commit before the season starts." Francois said.

Francois played his first three years of high school at Olympia High in Orlando, Florida. He transferred to IMG this spring. Francois passed for over 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior at Olympia.

Francois is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 18 quarterback in the class of 2015. Top Stories