Former Syrcause DT Ryan Sloan transfers to FCS

It is never easier to make a life-changing decision, especially one that involves changing where you will get your education in the middle of your tenure in college. That is exactly what former Syracuse DT Ryan Sloan did when he decided to drop down to the FCS level and transfer to Stony Brook University.

According to College Football Talk, Sloan posted the decision on his Instagram account earlier this week. The decision comes after playing just fourteen games in the last two seasons with the Orange.

The Seawolves finished the 2014 season going 5-7 and will open the season on the road against FBS opponent Toledo. Sloan, who is a graduate transfer, will be eligible to play immediately for Stony Brook.

He stated via Instagram: “After multiple long conversations with my step parents (who strongly suggested that I stay a fifth year), I came to the decision that I didn’t want to come back,” Sloan said. “I didn’t feel like it was the right place for me anymore. There were a couple of incidents that happened over the past two years that made me realize ‘Cuse wasn’t the right place for me.”

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