Last year, as a safety for
East St. John, the 5-star safety recorded 151
tackles, 67 of which were solo. He also had five sacks, two forced fumbles and
two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
Francois said the most important
criteria for him choosing a school will be early playing
"Really I don't want to wait," said
Francois, who sports a 4.5 time in the 40 yard-dash. "I'll play free safety,
strong safety or whatever. I just want to get out
Of his 15 offers, the nation's No.
2 rated safety said he has narrowed it down to LSU, Florida, Florida State,
Texas and Alabama.
Although he says that no one stands
out more than the other, Francois said they all share a common
"All of them treat you like
family," said Francois. "They all have great football programs and they are
always competing for a national title."
Family is something Francois said
LSU has done a good job of treating him like as
"I talked with coach Porter about a
week ago," said Francois. "He was real nice and just told me that he wanted me
to play for them and was checking on me and my
Francois said he hasn't made any
official visits, but plans on taking them after the
"I'm not going to do it during the
season," said Francois. "I'm going to wait until the end and make my decision.
Right now, I'm still looking and considering my
Francois said one of the things he
likes about LSU is its proximity to his home and that could end up being the
clincher for the Tigers.
"I like LSU because it's my home
school and I know they program has really done well over the past few years,"
said Francois. "It's close to home and the coaches are real cool. The academics
are great, too. Whenever you can play for a national title and stay close to
your family that is pretty tough to pass up."
Francois has set high goals for
himself for next season.
"I want to win district and then
get into the playoffs and win state," said Francois. "Personally I want to make
it to the Army All-American game. I'm very confident that I can do
Stefoin Francois didn't make it to any camps this summer, but he was able to pack on an extra 10 pounds to his already impressive 6'2" 200-pound body.
"I really didn't have time to do any camps this summer," said Francois. "Between working out with the team and working my job, I just couldn't do it."
Stefoin Francois sees some advantages in staying home.
Nation's No. 2 ranked safety