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Red Sox draft Gators QB, but he plans to keep playing football

Feleipe Franks was 'flattered' by the pick but said 'I’m living out my dream being the quarterback of the Florida Gators.'
Credit: Florida Gators.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators quarterback was drafted by the Boston Red Sox, but don't expect him to trade the gridiron for the diamond.

The Red Sox used their pick in the 31st round of the MLB Draft for Feleipe Franks on Wednesday.

Franks said on the official Gators website he was "flattered" by the pick, but "I’m living out my dream being the quarterback of the Florida Gators. We’re all working extremely hard this offseason, and I can't wait to hit the field this fall.” 

The Gators website said Franks hasn't played baseball since his junior year of high school because he graduated in December 2015 and enrolled early at Florida. 

Despite that, he was ranked the No. 500 overall baseball prospect in the country by Perfect Game magazine in the spring of 2016, the No. 117 overall player in the state of Florida and the No. 41 right-handed pitcher nationally. 

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