Florida State red-shirt freshman linebacker Kain Daub will transfer to East Mississippi JUCO after only a year on campus he indicated on Instagram Thursday. The move is not entirely unexpected, as Daub battled major conditioning and other discipline issues during his short time. A former four-star recruit from Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood, Daub never got on track in Tallahassee, failing to show the commitment needed to play at the highest levels in any area, really.
Florida State's bio for Daub read:
consensus four-star recruit out of Sandalwood High in Jacksonville...rated the third-best inside linebacker and sixth-best player in Florida in ESPN300 (No. 32 player overall)...the ninth-best inside linebacker (No. 142 player overall) by Rivals and the No. 6 inside linebacker by 247Sports (No. 144 overall)...a five-star recruit and the nation's No. 4 middle linebacker recruit by Scout...PrepStar Magazine's No. 4 linebacker and No. 59 overall player...played in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game, racking up two tackles...named a 247Sports Second-Team All-American...led Sandalwood to the 8A regional quarterfinals and captured honorable mention All-First Coast honors in 2013...totaled 74 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles as a junior and 108 tackles, 12 sacks and two forced fumbles as a sophomore...First Team Class 8A All-State in 2012...invited to The Opening, a skills camp held at the Nike campus in Oregon...also played basketball in high school...chose Florida State over Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Florida, among others.
FSU has just five linebackers available for spring after Daub's transfer and Reggie Northrup's ACL injury. Two recruits join for the fall.