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Former FSU QB Deondre Francois Lands With New Program

Deondre Francois warming up before a game.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up prior to their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Former Florida State starting quarterback Deondre Francois has officially landed with another major college football program.

Francois, who was dismissed from FSU in February after a video surfaced of a potential domestic violence incident, will be playing for Lane Kiffin at FAU.

The former Seminoles' quarterback has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Francois spoke to 247Sports about his status.

“Means the world to me to get another opportunity to play football again,” Francois said.

“Just the situations that have happened with me off the field, I feel like I could have avoided those situations being around the right people and having the right people around me. I feel FAU has the right supporting cast. When I went down for a visit it was very family oriented and something new for me.”

Francois, an Orlando native, threw for 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns as a freshman in 2016. He suffered a brutal season-ending injury in the 2017 opener against Alabama. Francois threw for 2,731 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2018.

FAU opens its season on a major stage, taking on Ohio State on Aug. 31.