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No Rhodes Scholar: starting RB dismissed from the team; LeVay, Miller commit

Kedrick Rhodes, slated to be FIU's starting running back for the third consecutive season, has been dismissed from the team "due to a violation of team policy," according to an athletic department release.

Rhodes violation of team policy occurred late Saturday night/Sunday morning, when he was arrested and booked on charges of discharging a weapon on school property, a second-degree felony, and three misdemeanors including discharging a firearm while under the influence

This means quarterback Jake Medlock will be the team's leading returning rusher (236 yards) with sparingly-used running back Shane Coleman second.

Rhodes ran for 714 yards last year and had 237 receiving yards in nine games despite spending most of the season with two injured ankles. Only wide receiver Wiillis Wright caught more passes or had more receiving yards last season among returning players than Rhodes did.

THAT GUY'S GOING AND THESE GUYS ARE COMING...

Tight end/wide receiver Chett LeVay from Tampa Sickles High, 6-3, 195, has committed to FIU, he announced via Twitter.

 

 Also committing Monday was offensive tackle Chris Miller out of Orlando First Academy. The Orlando Sentinel, which first reported Miller's commitment, ranks him as the No. 51 player in their area.

 

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