Florida State football fans saw a potential quarterback of the future in the 2015 edition of the Under Armour All-American Game on Friday at Tropicana Field.
IMG Academy senior Deondre Francois took turns under center for Team Highlight and found his groove during a 46-6 victory against Team Armour.
Francois completed 4 of 4 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown. His lone blemish came on a fumbled handoff to his running back that resulted in a turnover with 7 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The fumble occurred inside the opponent's 10-yard line.
Francois, who was a Herald All-Area honorable-mention pick, transferred to IMG from Orlando Olympia and led the Ascenders to a 9-1 record this past season. The 6-foot-2, 193-pounder didn't have any turnovers after IMG's regular season opener, during which he threw four interceptions in a 35-2 loss to St. John's (Washington, D.C.) High.
Francois showcased his consistency in the air Friday.
He also expressed his passion for FSU. In the first quarter, Francois delivered a 24-yard touchdown pass to Garret Williams, a Clemson commit from Orlando First Academy. Following the score, Francois performed the FSU tomahawk chop from his seat on the bench.
-- Jason Dill, Herald sports writer