Beal Leaving Florida

Scout.com has breaking news that former All-American middle linebacker Brendan Beal will be leaving the Florida Gators and finding a new home when he gets his release from the team on Monday morning.

Brendan Beal, a 6-foot-3, 252-pound middle linebacker from Bangor, Pa., will officially receive his transfer papers from Florida on Monday and Scout.com spoke with him tonight to get a quote.

"I was told tonight (Sunday) by Coach Steve Addazio that I will be given my official release from the University of Florida sometime tomorrow," Beal said. "I spent two years at Florida under several different coaches in which I had the opportunity to learn a lot about football and had some good experiences there. I appreciate the time the coaches gave me during my tenure with the Gators and wish them the best of luck with their program."

After Beal gets his release, he will be free to speak to colleges that have been approved by Florida. As he hasn't gotten his official release yet, he has not spoken to any schools yet and was not going to comment on where he will be looking to go until he gets his official release.

Beal was a U.S. Army All-American coming out of Bethlehem Liberty High School and was ranked the No. 6 strong side linebacker in the entire country by Scout.com coming out of high school. He will have four years of eligibility left due to a medical hardship, so whatever program picks him up will still have his services at middle linebacker for three years after he sits out a year.

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