Adonis Jennings Transferring To Temple

Adonis Jennings is transferring from Pitt to Temple (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
Adonis Jennings is transferring from Pitt to Temple (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Adonis Jennings Transferring To Temple

Wide receiver Adonis Jennings has announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to Temple. It was originally revealed in January that he would be leaving Pittsburgh.

Jennings decided to leave Pittsburgh due to a “family situation” and will apply for a waiver that would allow him to play immediately in 2015. If the application is unsuccessful then Jennings will have to sit out the season and return in 2016.

“I really feel that Temple is the right fit,” Jennings said in a phone interview.

If Jennings is able to play in 2015, he may be able to help out an offense that averaged only 201 yards passing per game and scored 23 points per game.

Jennings was not an integral part of the Pittsburgh offense. He saw action in only 6 games recording 6 catches for 55 yards. His best game was against North Carolina when he caught 2 passes for 27 yards.

Jennings was a four-star recruit out of Timber Creek, New Jersey. He originally said his options for transferring were down to Temple and Rutgers. Rutgers made sense considering it was in his home state.

E.J. Levenberry Lands At Connecticut

E.J. Levenberry played 2 season at Florida State (Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America)
E.J. Levenberry played 2 season at Florida State (Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America)

E.J. Levenberry Lands At Connecticut

Former Florida State linebacker E.J. Levenberry announced that he will be transferring to play for the Connecticut Huskies. After making the announcement via Facebook, the UConn Huskies Twitter page confirmed the news.

Levenberry started his career at Florida State with a promising start in 2013. He appeared in 13 games and made one start on his way to recording 39 tackles and one tackle-for-loss. In addition to that, he had a 78 yard interception return against Idaho in FSU’s 80-14 demolition of the Vandals. In 2014, Levenberry played in 13 games while recording 21 tackles and one tackle-for-loss.

Levenberry will apply for a waiver to play immediately in 2015. If he does not receive the waiver, he will redshirt in 2015 and be back on the field in 2016. Levenberry is currently at Northern Virginia Community College and will join the Connecticut football team in June.

Levenberry was backing up starting linebacker Reggie Northrup who lead the team with 122 tackles in 2014. Northrup also recorded 4 tackles-for-loss, one sack, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble.

Isaiah Johnson Transferring From Kansas

Isaiah Johnson will be transferring to a new school (Nick Krug / KUSports.com)
Isaiah Johnson will be transferring to a new school (Nick Krug / KUSports.com)

Isaiah Johnson Transferring From Kansas

Kansas head coach David Beaty announced on Friday that starting defensive back Isaiah Johnson will be leaving the program. Johnson is expected to graduate in May and transfer to a new school.

“We would like to thank Isaiah for all of the contributions he made to our program during his time at Kansas,” said Beaty. “He has been a model citizen and teammate and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

“My time at KU has been a great experience,” said Johnson. “I have learned a lot from my coaches and have made friends I will keep for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, I will play my last year somewhere else, but I will always be grateful to Coach Beaty and his staff for all that they have done for me and how much he has helped me during this time.”

Johnson had 75 tackles in 2014, which was second on the team behind only Ben Heeney. Johnson also had an interception, 2 pass breakups, and forced a fumble. Johnson started all 24 games in the last two seasons while being named as the Big 12’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2013.

Johnson’s departure means that there will be no starters returning in the secondary in 2015 for first year head coach David Beaty.

Seattle Times Reporting Cyler Miles Out At UW For 2015

Cyler Miles will not play for Washington in 2015 according to a report (USATSI)
Cyler Miles will not play for Washington in 2015 according to a report (USATSI)

Seattle Times Reporting Cyler Miles Out At UW For 2015

The Seattle Times is reporting that starting quarterback Cyler Miles will not play for Washington in 2015. It was reported earlier on Friday that Miles would only miss spring practices for personal reasons.

“Cyler is dealing with some things in his life that are more important than football, and he felt it was important to take some time away from the game,” head coach Chris Petersen said in a statement. “We are working to support him in any way we can and hope he returns back to the football field soon.”

Miles was made the starter for the 2014 season, but was suspended for the opener at Hawaii for his role in alleged assaults dating back to February 2, 2014.

Miles started 12 of the 14 games for Washington in 2014. He went 219 of 329 passing for 2,397 yards with 17 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He also ran for 307 yards and 4 touchdowns on 118 attempts.

Miles would not be the first quarterback to leave the Huskies this offseason. Troy Williams transferred from the program in early January.

There are three quarterbacks left on the roster for Washington. Freshman Jake Browning, redshirt freshman K.J. Carta-Samuels, and junior Jeff Lindquist will battle for the starting spot.

Browning enrolled early at Washington in January to take part in spring practices. Carta-Samuels redshirted in 2014 while Lindquist is the only quarterback to have taken a snap in college. He started in place of Miles in the season opener at Hawaii going 10 of 26 for 162 yards and a touchdown in the 17-16 win over Hawaii. Lindquist would only throw four more attempts the rest of the season.

LJ Liston Dismissed From Rutgers

LJ Liston is no longer with the Rutgers football program (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
LJ Liston is no longer with the Rutgers football program (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

LJ Liston Dismissed From Rutgers

Linebacker LJ Liston is no longer with the Rutgers football team according to a statement by head coach Kyle Flood. There was no specific reason for Liston’s dismissal.

“L.J. is no longer a member of the Rutgers football program,” Flood said in a statement to NJ Advance Media. “He’s currently exploring other options for his career as a student-athlete. We wish him well.”

Liston was expected to compete for the starting middle linebacker spot. He spent two seasons as a backup while also playing on special teams. During the 2013 season he recorded 16 tackles while playing in 12 games. In 2014, he played in 10 games and made one start against Tulane. He finished 2014 with 15 tackles including one tackle-for-loss.

Liston had some disciplinary issues while at Rutgers. He failed a conditioning test prior to the start of the 2014 season, which resulted in him missing the first two practices. He was then suspended for the game against Navy for academic reasons.

There are two players that Rutgers has brought in to help fill the void created by Liston. The first is junior college transfer Isaiah Johnson. The second player is South Carolina graduate transfer Kaiwan Lewis. Lewis was a starter for the Gamecocks in 2013 with 10 starts and appearing in 12 games. He finished 2013 third on the team in tackles with 54 while also recording 4 tackles-for-loss, 1 sack, and 2 interceptions. In 2014, Lewis played in 8 games while recording 20 tackles.