UCF Declines DaMarcus Smith's Request for LOI Release

Yesterday it was reported that Seneca quarterback DaMarcus Smith officially requested that he be granted a release from the letter of intent he signed with Central Florida in February. The request puts the power squarely in the hands of UCF head coach George O'Leary and the UCF athletic department. Today, the Orlando Sentinel reported that O'Leary has decided to declined Smith's request for a release. This, despite DaMarcus' mother calling O'Leary to request it. 

Unlike transfer requests, requests for release from a letter of intent cannot be granted conditionally. So, those thinking that UCF would release DaMarcus Smith on the condition that he not come to Louisville should know that this is not an option. If UCF insists on not granting a release, Smith would have to sit out the 2011 football season before playing at the school of his choice. This is not the end of the story, but, DaMarcus has few avenues for recourse since he signed a binding letter of intent with UCF.

O'Leary breaks down his decision to decline Smith's release request:  

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Card Chronicle

You must be a member of Card Chronicle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Card Chronicle. You should read them.

Join Card Chronicle

You must be a member of Card Chronicle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Card Chronicle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker