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FSU holding out hope for New Orleans QB LeGendre to commit Wednesday

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It will be some anxious moments until Wednesday morning for Florida State fans, their coaching staff and program that are all hoping to find their quarterback in the future.

That’s when New Orleans Four-star High School quarterback Lance LeGendre will make his announcement on either coming to Tallahassee or going to the University of Maryland. LeGendre had 2,300 combined yards from scrimmage and 34 combined touchdowns for Easton High School which finished state runner-up in the 4A division of Louisiana this past season.

LeGendre’s commitment is especially important, because Mississippi High School top quarterback John Rhys- Plumlee spurned Florida State for Ole Miss and the SEC on Monday night.

These commitments of taking on significant importance in the last 48 hours after FSU coach Willie Taggart kicked last year’s starter, Deondre Francois, off the team Sunday morning. Francois was caught on audio in an Instagram post, once again threatening to beat up his estranged girlfriend. It was the same such controversy that he skirted last offseason with the same woman. He ultimately wasn’t charged with domestic violence then, and started all but one game a year ago.

This time however the Noles had no tolerance and Francois is gone.

FSU had already suffered another high school de-commitment blow last week, when Sam Howell, a high school star from North Carolina flipped his commitment from the Seminoles to the University of North Carolina. Howell is widely regarded, as one of the five best quarterbacks in all of America.

Of course, Florida State does have returning red-shirt sophomore James Blackman, who played sparingly in 2018, but started significantly, and got better as the year went on in 2017. He helped FSU eventually make and win a bowl game at 7 – 6 for 2017.

Blackman is the logical choice to go into Spring ball and the fall, as the guy to beat.

There also remains a possibility that Florida State’s new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles and Taggart have a JUCO player that they could turn to, that might be able to help them immediately this fall.

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