Francois has at least one and potentially two years of eligibility remaining and is expected to be eligible immediately.
He’ll be entering a crowded quarterback room, and is expected to battle incumbent Chris Robison, Nick Tronti and Justin Agner for the starting spot.
Florida St. dismissed Francois in January after video of what appeared to be a domestic violence incident became public. News that Francois is planning to attend FAU comes only days after FAU release police reports detailing a night of underage drinking and drug use by Robison, culminating in a sexual abuse claim against him that would later be repealed. That incident prompted Robison’s suspension from spring football, as suspension that remains ongoing.
As a redshirt freshman Francois led Florida St. to a 10-3 record, throwing for 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns. A broken knee cap cost him most of 2017. Francios threw for 2,731 yards and 15 touchdowns last season for a Seminoles team that finished 5-7 and missed a bowl game for the first time in 37 years.
Francois visited FAU during March, OwlAccess.com has learned.
If he arrives at FAU Francois will become the third former Seminole quarterback to transfer to FAU in the last three years. De’Andre Johnson played sparingly last season before electing to transfer to Texas Southern. Johnathan Franklin had switched positions to wide receiver before arriving in Boca Raton.
Franklin and Francois will have arrived under the era of coach Lane Kiffin. FAU admitted Johnson days before hiring Kiffin.
FAU opens the season on Aug. 31 at Ohio St.