Former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has found a new home.
Francois will walk on at Florida Atlantic, according to a report by 247Sports. He graduated from FSU in May, an FSU spokesperson confirmed to the Osceola, which paves the way for Francois to potentially play for the Owls in 2019.
At FSU, Francois was known for his toughness and strong arm but he also had two off-field incidents in the winter of 2018. Francois was dismissed from the Seminoles by coach Willie Taggart in February.
Francois threw for 6,291 yards, 36 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. He completed 58 percent of his passes. Francois helped lead FSU to an 10-win season in 2016, which included an Orange Bowl win over Michigan, but the Seminoles went 5-6 with Francois as the starter in 2018 (James Blackman started one game, at NC State, when Francois was injured).
Since Francois missed all but one game in 2017 due to knee surgery, it’s possible he could have two seasons of eligibility at FAU.