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EJ Levenberry Gives 'Noles Fans a Scare, Sticks with FSU


This morning Florida State fans got good news when it was reported that 5-star cornerback Jalen Ramsey had de-committed from USC and would now be heading to Tallahassee in the Fall to become a Seminole.

But de-commitments are a double-edged sword and LB EJ Levenberry threatened to remind Seminoles fans of that with an impromptu announcement on the eve of National Signing Day.

Levenberry is a 4-star linebacker out of Virginia who was already committed to Florida State but made a late visit to Tennessee where it was rumored his father was pushing him to go. The 6-3 230-pound LB had already committed once back in April, complete with an announcement in his high school gymnasium with the band playing the Warchant behind him. So the new impromptu announcement gave plenty of Florida State fans reason to be concerned. Especially considering the late push from the Vols.

But ultimately Florida State won out. Part of that may be due to the fact that the guy who initially recruited Levenberry at UT was then-DC Sal Sunseri- who now coaches at FSU.

Either way Florida State added valuable depth to the linebacker position when Levenberry confirmed his commitment to the Seminoles.

Levenberry is a bit of a 'tweener with some scouting services rating him as an outside linebacker and others with him inside. More of a run-stuffer than anything, he will likely find himself in a reserve role early on while he develops at Florida State. 

Linebacker is one spot where the Seminoles are a bit thin though. Vince Williams and Nick Moody both graduated and aside from Telvin Smith and Christian Jones, safety Karlos Williams is arguably the next most experienced player at the position. Ukeme Eligwe, Reggie Northrup and Terrance Smith are all likely to make a push during Spring practice along with Freddie Stevenson who enrolled early.


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