Louisville junior Traveon Samuel has decided that he will transfer for next season despite a career year with the Cardinals. This season, he posted career highs in receptions, with 21, and put up 377 total yards from scrimmage. Here was the message he sent out via Twitter:
Here is his note in its entirety:
“After speaking with my family, and receiving my degree I have decided that I will be transferring for my senior season. I truly believe this is part of God’s devine design for me and I am grateful for a new start & the next chapter of my life. It’s been an honor and a blessing to [a]ttend school here and to represent UofL on & off the field. First I would like to thank Coach Petrino & Coach Scott for recruiting me. It was an honor and a dream to come play here. I also would like to thank all our current coaches and staff for their help and influence: Coach Galloway, Coach Smith, Coach Wilks, Kyle (the trainer), Regina (advisor), Justin (advisor) and a host of others. To my teammates: I love yall boys – I will miss you all and we formed a bond that can never be broken. Now to all Card Nation: thank you for your unwavering support and for taking me in with open arms. I am excited to see what my future holds and as always Go Cards. #L1C4”
Samuel finishes his Louisville career with 57 catches for 746 yards and two touchdowns. He is originally from Alabama so he may try to play closer to home at one of the in-state schools there. However, he has not made it clear where he might go so stay tuned to see where he does end up going.
[h/t The Spun]