Seminoles athletic director FSU athletic director Randy Spetman told the Tallahassee Democrat he would not release linebacker Matthew Thomas from his letter. Thomas said he only signed with Florida State to please his mother and wants to go to USC or Georgia.
“You’d get into a situation where if you release him, then people would be doing that every year,” Spetman told the paper.
Thomas could appeal to the NCAA if he is not released. In recent years, USC’s released high-profile athletes like basketball player Derrick Williams and football player Seantrel Henderson from letters of intent.
Henderson was released because of USC’s NCAA sanctions. Williams was released by former athletic director Mike Garrett following the resignation of then-basketball coach Tim Floyd. So if you are unhappy to hear of Florida State’s decision, were you happy when USC released Williams?