Two Canes are transferring

Shawnbrey McNeal and Daniel Adderley will be transferring out of the program, head coach Randy Shannon announced on Sunday.

The 2008 season came to an end for the Hurricanes last night and head coach Randy Shannon has announced that two players will be leaving the program.

Sophomore running back Shawnbrey McNeal and redshirt freshman tight end Daniel Adderley will not return to the team next season.

"Shawnbrey's going back home," Shannon said. "He has some family problems. He's a great kid. We talked. He didn't want to announce it till after the game. He feels he has to go back home because of his mom. His mom is not doing very well. It's tough. I feel bad for him. We talked. He said `Coach, I want to stay.' I said, `Well, stay.' He said, `Coach, it's hard because of the things my mom goes through.' She gets seizures and nobody's around. A couple of times in the spring of last year he got on a plane and went back home because he has to be the guy to attend to it."

McNeal, a three-star recruit who came in the Class of 2007, played in seven games in each of the past two seasons. He carried the ball 20 times for 90 yards and a touchdown as a freshman and also had 199 kickoff return yards. As a sophomore this season, the former Texas prep standout had 13 carries for 62 yards and two scores. It's unclear yet where McNeal will end up.

Adderley, who signed with Miami after they were the only Division 1 school to offer him a scholarship as a two-star wide receiver prospect, has not played a single down as a Hurricane. He played his freshman year at receiver but was switched to tight end in the spring.

"I think he's going back to South Carolina," Shannon said. "These guys are leaving because it's been family problems."

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