FAU ad­dresses line­backer con­cerns

Orlando Sentinel - - SUCCESS - By Khobi Price

FAU ad­dressed its ap­par­ent need for ex­pe­ri­ence at the line­backer po­si­tion with its lat­est grad­u­ate trans­fer.

For­mer Stet­son line­backer An­to­nio An­drews an­nounced he’s go­ing to use his fi­nal year of el­i­gi­bil­ity at Florida At­lantic with the Owls. He’s FAU’s sec­ond grad­u­ate trans­fer line­backer along with Evan Thomp­son.

An­drews’ com­mit­ment comes on the heels of FAU coach Willie Tag­gart ad­dress­ing the team’s line­backer depth dur­ing a web con­fer­ence call with re­porters.

Rashad Smith grad­u­ated and signed with the Chicago Bears as an un­drafted free agent in April. Hosea Barn­well re­port­edly en­tered the trans­fer por­tal ahead of his fi­nal year of el­i­gi­bil­ity. Tag­gart didn’t com­ment on the sta­tus of se­nior line­backer Ak­ileis Leroy, who hasn’t been listed on FAU’s on­line 2020 ros­ter.

“I think there’s al­ways a con­cern when you lose some­one,” Tag­gart said. “Part of our jobs as coaches is to con­tinue to de­velop guys and mak­ing sure we have guys in there to play. You gotta ad­just as you go.”

CAR­LINE JEAN/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL

For­mer Stet­son line­backer An­to­nio An­drews' com­mit­ment comes on the heels of FAU coach Willie Tag­gart ad­dress­ing the team's line­backer depth.

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