"I started six games up there and was doing well, but I had a little girl back home that I wanted to be closer to and that's why I asked for(and received) my release from them. I had hoped to transfer to one of the schools down in Florida, but by the time I got my release it was too late so I sat out 2008. I took seven credits and just tried to keep myself in shape and then last Spring my old Bowling Green coach, who I had a really good relationship with, he pointed me towards Eastern Arizona so I went there and I had a good season."
Playing all three Linebacker positions as well as weakside Defensive End, Stanley had 56 tackles, 8 sacks, and 20 tackles for loss last year.
"I'm probably better at stopping the run," Stanley said, "I'm a sure tackler and I use my hands well, so I think I can do it all, but stopping the run is what I do best."
Stanley was issued his release from USC on Wednesday and went to Tallahassee on Thursday to meet with the coaches. Stanley is 6'2, 255 today and is expected to play Defensive End for FSU.
"I grew up in Tallahassee, I have always wanted to be a Seminole, I never thought it would happen, but I am here now. I just want to come in and help the team win, I have some catching up to do. I'm excited at the opportunity."
Stanley will be arriving in Tallahassee in shortly.