Hampton University gets new quarterback
Fred Jeter | 8/16/2019, 6 a.m.
Hampton University’s football prospects have just become brighter.
Quarterback Deondre Francois is the latest addition to the Pirates’ Big South Conference roster.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Francois officially enrolled at Hampton on Aug. 2 after Francois transferred from Florida State University, with the Seminoles, where he has had an impressive two seasons
Before signing with FSU in 2015, Francois was a consensus four-star prospect while playing for Olympia High School in Orlando and lMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
After being redshirted as a freshman in 2015, Francois was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year in 2016. As a starter for the 2016 and 2018 seasons, he passed for 6,291 yards and 35 touchdowns. Francois missed the 2017 season with a knee injury.
He comes to Hampton as a graduate transfer with one year of immediate eligibility.
The Pirates open their season at home on Saturday, Aug. 31, against Elizabeth City State University. The Pirates then take on the Virginia Union University Panthers at home at Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7.