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Former FSU, Irish OL fails to make the grade for UCF

George O'Leary AP

With recruits all across the country making their way on to campus, there are bound to be a few academic casualties along the way.

The latest is offensive lineman Jordan Prestwood, who was planning to enroll at UCF. Speaking to the Orlando Sentinel, Knights coach George O’Leary said Prestwood, who was coming from a community college, didn’t make the grades.

“He will not be here in the fall due to a failure to fulfill his academic responsibilities,” O’Leary (pictured) said.

Prestwood was originally a three-star member of Florida State’s 2010 class and later had a brief stint at Notre Dame before trying to make his way back into Division 1 football with UCF.

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13 Responses to “Former FSU, Irish OL fails to make the grade for UCF”
  1. cometkazie says: Jun 29, 2013 10:45 PM

    “. . . failure to fulfill his academic responsibilities.”

    The free ride is over.

  2. fnc111 says: Jun 29, 2013 11:45 PM

    Kid couldn’t pull a 2.0? Looks like it’s the local 7-11 for him now. He might have a learning disability.

  3. ndrick731 says: Jun 30, 2013 12:19 AM

    Just transfer to Alabama. Or for that matter any other SEC school.

  4. cometkazie says: Jun 30, 2013 8:45 AM

    ndrick731 says:
    Jun 30, 2013 12:19 AM
    Just transfer to Alabama. Or for that matter any other SEC school.

    Remember that Terry Bradshaw couldn’t get into LSU. Went to LaTech instead, whose engineering school is on par with LSU’s.

    I doubt that Terry majored in engineering.

  5. thegamecocker says: Jun 30, 2013 12:25 PM

    Jordan’s just another dum-dum. The funny thing about this one is he had a “stint” at Notre Dame after FSU. What the hell does that mean? ND didn’t think he was good enough and so he didn’t get to matriculate is how I read it. ND still hasn’t answered for Lizzie Seeberg, the young woman who committed suicide shortly after allegedly being raped/assaulted by Prince Shembo….he a member of the ND FOOTBALL TEAM!!! Some A-hole actually had the audacity to state “he did nothing wrong!” Makes ya sick doesn’t it?

  6. spreadthecheese says: Jun 30, 2013 12:35 PM


    Notre Dame kicked 4-star tight end, Joseph Fauria, out of school for streaking across campus. And ND kicked out its starting QB this year for academic reasons. You honestly believe ND wouldn’t kick out a player for rape? I know everyone has biases, but come on.

    As a Notre Dame fan, I just feel badly for Prestwood. Florida State gave him a chance. Notre Dame gave him a chance. UCF gave him a chance. All he had to do was do his schoolwork, and Central Florida was his third strike. Hopefully the kid learns his lesson and takes some time to get his head on straight. Football is secondary at this point — the kid just needs help.

  7. thegamecocker says: Jun 30, 2013 1:02 PM


    Shembo has no right playing for ND. I wonder if he feels any remorse whatsoever. A woman died because of his actions. She committed suicide. Who paid for his defense? Was it the school? The lawyer was a high-profile criminal attorney who HAPPENED to be a ND grad. It’s things like this that make people question the “holier than thou” ND PR machine….and a machine it is! Manti T’eo’s dead girlfriend? You guys have to be kidding me…..even with the underachieving QB released by the school for CHEATING, there is someone else probably better to take his place. It’s no different at ND than any other school…’s all about winning / money.

  8. spreadthecheese says: Jun 30, 2013 4:46 PM


    As an ND fan, if you want to dislike Notre Dame, that’s fine. It doesn’t bother me in the least. All I ask is that you criticize with factual information, and I don’t think that’s an unreasonable request.

    ND’s QB, Everett Golson, did cheat, and that’s why he’s no longer on the team. And ND won’t replace him with “someone else probably better.” ND had a former 5-star and #1 QB in the country in Gunner Kiel, and he transferred to Cincinnati. The starter this year will be Tommy Rees, a former 3-star with mostly MAC offers coming out of high school. While he’s a solid and capable QB, he isn’t better than Everett Golson. So the expulsion of Golson will be a costly one for ND, and will likely cost ND a few wins. But this is college football — gotta do your school work or you don’t play. And I’m proud of ND for being willing to kick its starting QB off the team if he was cheating. The easy thing to do would have been to turn a blind eye.

    So, feel free to hate Notre Dame. It doesn’t bother me in the least. Just make sure you get your facts straight when you do, else you may look foolish.

    All the best to South Carolina this year.

  9. helladonks says: Jun 30, 2013 4:51 PM

    Take what thegamecocker says with a grain of salt. And by that, I mean don’t hold what he says against the rest of us Gamecock fans!

  10. thegamecocker says: Jun 30, 2013 5:34 PM


    Thank-you for your courteous response. The fact is, I have tremendous respect for the rank-in-file ND student. I have a problem with the Lizzie Seeberg situation. I don’t think Prince Shembo should have been allowed to remain at ND under the circumstances. He is still on the team whoch I think is hurtful to the Seeberg Family. To me, his being a student and member of the footba team is analogous to building a mosque neat Ground Zero! I do applaud ND for the dismissal of their starting QB for cheating. But The Seeberg incident is troubling to say the least. Again, thank-you for your civil response.
    The Gamecocker

  11. mikes1160 says: Jun 30, 2013 8:49 PM

    Game cocker,

    What happened with the young lady (twice) was that someone tried to go to second base with her. She was already seeing a shrink and being medicated. She probably should not have been in school.

  12. 11thstreetmafia says: Jul 1, 2013 2:51 AM

    The young lady was underage and drinking while on her meds and you want to blame her suicide on Prince Shembo?! Think about what you are saying. You want to blame a suicide on somebody else. Hmmm. And, by the way, what’s wrong with a mosque near ground zero? Do you think that Muslims do not feel the same way about 9/11 as you do? Man, you’re messed up, dude.

  13. thegamecocker says: Jul 1, 2013 8:51 AM


    I brought up the mosque as an analogy. No, I don’t think it should be built near where the Twin Towers stood. It is not acceptable to the vast majority of those who lost loved ones nor is it acceptable to those Americans who agree. It is not showing the sensitivity to the feelings of all who were affected by this terrorist attack.

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