Florida State linebacker E.J. Levenberry transferring


"I would like to thank Coach Fisher for bringing me here to FSU and allowing me to contribute 39 tackles my freshman year on the national championship team. I also want to thank Coach Fisher for granting me my release today and I will always be thankful for Coach Fisher, my teammates, and the FSU fans for many wonderful memories. I also want to thank Coach Pruitt for having confidence to play me my freshman year. Please make no mistake about it I really respect Coach Fisher and the FSU administration.

I now start a new journey and I trust that God is leading me in the right direction for my future. Therefore if there are any Division One college coaches following me I need a new start and all I ask is that I be allowed to compete for a starting position. I have two years of eligibility remaining and I am eager to get into an off-season training program and bond with my new teammates. I am a hard worker, good student, and a good citizen.

Enclosing (sic), to my teammates I will never forget you all, the battles we fought together, fourth quarter drills, and the hard work on the practice fields. I love all of you guys, but I saw no future for me and you only get to play four years of college football."

Levenberry posted the above message on his Facebook. Despite Florida State's myriad of injury issues at linebacker, Levenberry barely cracked the lineup in 2014.