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Which MAC schools could land Florida State transfer QB John Franklin?

Former 3-star QB John Franklin is transferring from Florida State, could he transfer to a MAC school?

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On Friday afternoon, former 3-star QB John Franklin announced that he will be transferring from Florida State. The news comes just ten days after former Notre Dame QB Everett Golson announced he will play his final season with the Seminoles.

ATTENTION: It is official that I will be transferring from The Florda State University. I want to first and foremost thank Coach Jimbo Fisher for being the first coach to take a chance on me at playing Quarterback out of high school. He saw something in me that many other schools looked over and for that I will forever be greatful. I want to thank all the coaches for taking me under their wing and treating me as one of their own. Want to thank the one and only Nole Nation for supporting me while I was here at FSU. No matter where I end up I will always be a Nole at heart. Lastly, want to thank my teammates for being a family away from home. I've built relationships with yall boys that no one will ever be able to understand nor break up. I'm going to miss grinding on the field and all the love we shared together. Some people may not understand why I decided to leave, but this is my life and I'm doing what is best for me to continue reaching my dreams and making them reality. I appreciate all the love and support as I go through this transition and I'm looking forward to see what God has in store for me in the near future. Thank you. PS: Any schools that are interested in me or want to talk feel free to message me on any social media. I'm open to all schools right now.

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The last sentence says a lot about where Franklin is at in this process. At this time, any school has a chance at this talented QB who seemingly got buried on the depth chart at FSU. Franklin will have to sit out the 2015-2016 campaign If he transfers to an FBS program and would have two years of eligibility remaining after that.

This well-known Florida recruiting reporter believe the MAC would be a perfect landing spot for the former 3-star QB.

If Franklin Plays in the #MAC he could rush for a stack & throw for some racks! Then enter the draft & have the last laugh #BigFishSmallPond

— Premier Athletes™ (@SlyJohnson3) May 29, 2015

With that said, let's take a look at some of the possible landing spots within the Mid-American Conference:

Bowling Green Falcons

The Falcons are the only MAC school who offered Franklin out of high school, although it was under a different coaching staff. With that said, I don't see why any quarterback would not want to play in Babers' up-tempo offense. With that said, Bowling Green has a lot of young talent at the quarterback position including 2015 signee James Morgan. Although the offensive scheme may be a great fit for Franklin, I'm not so sure the depth chart is in his favor at this point in time.

Toledo Rockets

This is probably the most likely landing spot for Franklin to wind up in the MAC. Toledo's offense is a great fit for a dual-threat quarterback like Franklin. The Rockets also have a history of landing big-time quarterback transfers seeming as their current starter, Phillip Ely, transferred from Alabama. Ely will be a senior this year so he will have graduated by the time Franklin is eligible to play. This would pave the way for Franklin to be the starter at Toledo and help lead them to their first MAC Championship since 2004. All in all, Toledo is a great fit for Franklin and would give him an opportunity to start right away once he's eligible.

Miami RedHawks

The RedHawks are the wild card here. Chuck Martin landed a pair of Notre Dame transfers upon his arrival at Miami. Obviously he had a prior relationship with both players during his time at Notre Dame, however he has done a masterful job recruiting for the RedHawks who seem to have a bright future. With that said, Andrew Hendrix proved last year that Martin can be successful with a dual-threat quarterback in his system. As a matter of fact, Franklin has a much higher ceiling than Hendrix and pairing him with an offensive guru like Martin could spell trouble for the rest of the MAC.

Other programs who could be in the running:

Akron-Coach Bowden has a history of landing transfers from Power 5 conference programs so that is definitely a plus. However Pitt QB transfer Tra'von Chapman sat out last season and  is ready to compete for playing time with three years of eligibility left.

Ball State-Their quarterback depth chart is less than overwhelming when it comes to talent so the Cardinals could definitely use Franklin in that sense. Unfortunately, Ball State has a history of developing pocket passing quarterbacks so Franklin may not be the best fit in their system.

Hustle Belt will be sure to keep readers up to date with the latest regarding Franklin's transfer. In the meantime, click here for his highlights from high school courtesy of Hudl.