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Quarterbacks will star in Florida’s spring game on Friday night

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The Florida Gators are getting close to a decision on their quarterback, but coach Jim McElwain isn’t ready to tip hand quite yet.

The Gators, who play their spring game Friday night, are still deciding between redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask.

“I think it’s starting to sort itself out,” McElwain told reporters. “The natural question is “what is soring itself out. You’ll find out.”

Franks has handled first-team snaps this spring. But Trask isn’t far behind. McElwain said there was “a half-inch” between the two entering spring practice. This week, when the teams kick off at 7:30 p.m., will be a new measurement.

McElwain has taken care to point out that this week isn’t the final rankings. There is still summer practice to go.

“Is it the end all? Absolutely not,” McElwain said. “We have a body of work, plus what we do over the summer and into fall camp. It’s another opportunity. That’s the way it has to be approached.”

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